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    Inflammatory Disorders of Joints - Clinical Patient Case of the Week

    Inflammatory Disorders of Joints - Clinical Patient Case of the Week

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    Try this case and test your knowledge of inflammatory disorders of joints.

    A 52-year-old man with a history of obesity and hyperlipidemia has developed pain in his right knee.

    He tells you that he has been experiencing this pain for several months and has been treating himself with over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

    However, he recently experienced a flare-up of the symptoms with increased pain and swelling.

    X-ray of his knee is shown (see Figure).

    Inflammatory disorders of joints case


    The most likely diagnosis is...

    Answer Options:



    asymptomatic cartilage calcification



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