Disturbances of the symphysis pubis in rheumatoid arthritis: Report of two cases

So Tsukahara, Shigeki Momohara, Katsunori Ikari, Kaoru Murakoshi, Takeshi Mochizuki, Koichiro Kawamura, Shu Kobayashi, Kazumasa Nishimoto, Hiroshi Okamoto, Taisuke Tomatsu

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We present two rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients suffering from disturbances of the symphysis pubis. Radiography revealed one with pelvic ring disruption with symphysis pubis diastasis, and the other with osteolysis at both pubic rami and disruption of the superior aspect of the symphysis pubis. Both cases had received long-term corticosteroid therapy, including pulse therapy. We recommend reducing the corticosteroid dose to prevent disturbances of the symphysis pubis especially in RA patients on long-term steroid therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-347
Number of pages4
JournalModern rheumatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Felty syndrome
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pelvic ring disruption
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Symphysis pubis diastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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