In my continuing quest to prepare for Step 2 CK in just over a week, I have been going over practice questions. Here’s something I reviewed today — a condition called Psoriatic Arthritis.
Here’s is a picture depicting classic symptoms of the disease:
Classic symptoms include:
- morning stiffness
- deformed joints
- nail involvement
- “pencil in cup” deformity on x-ray of hands
My favorite one is dactylitis — aka “sausage digit.” See the man’s left index finger? That’s the sausage digit — a diffusely swollen finger.
And that’s the lesson for today.
And I have really been wanting to share about what I learned last week (or was it the week before). It was about something called the “anal wink.” But I guess that will have to be for another day.
Hope ya’all are having a fantastic Thursday!
Update: And a thanks to Ryan who commented below to remind me to add the “pencil in cup” classical finding on x-ray!