Correction: Ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, radiography, and clinical assessment of inflammatory and destructive changes in fingers and toes of patients with psoriatic arthritis

  • Charlotte Wiell1Email author,

    Affiliated with

    • Marcin Szkudlarek1,

      Affiliated with

      • Maria Hasselquist2,

        Affiliated with

        • Jakob M Møller2,

          Affiliated with

          • Aage Vestergaard3,

            Affiliated with

            • Jesper Nørregaard4,

              Affiliated with

              • Lene Terslev5 and

                Affiliated with

                • Mikkel Østergaard1, 5

                  Affiliated with

                  Arthritis Research & Therapy200810:402

                  DOI: 10.1186/ar2356

                  Published: 22 January 2008

                  After publication of our recent article [1], we noticed several errors within the article which are corrected below:

                  In the third sentence of the Introduction, the citation should read [6–9], and in the fourth sentence the citation [8–9] should be removed.

                  In the Materials and Methods section, under the heading 'Ultrasonography', in the 13th sentence, 12 mm should read as 1.2 mm.

                  In the Results section, under the heading 'Ultrasonography observations in PsA and RA patients and CTRLs', in the 6th sentence, 12 mm should read as 1.2 mm and 20 mm should read as 2.0 mm

                  In the Discussion the following section of the second paragraph:

                  In this study, US revealed synovitis more frequently in MCP and PIP joints and bone erosions less frequently in PIP joints in the RA group than in the PsA group, whereas Fournié and colleagues [13] reported minimal differences in the amount of erosion and synovitis in MCP and PIP joints of PsA and RA patients. Fournié and colleagues [13], as in our study, reported more tenosynovitis and a few osteoarthritic changes (2 of 21 patients) in the RA group and only erosive DIP joint changes in the PsA group. However, they exclusively found extrasynovial changes in PsA patients, which we also detected in 3 of the 5 RA patients (60% confirmed by MRI). Larger studies are required to provide final conclusions.

                  Should read as:

                  In this study, US revealed synovitis more frequently in MCP and PIP joints and bone erosions less frequently in PIP joints in the RA group than in the PsA group. Fournié and colleagues [13] reported more erosions and synovitis in joints of RA patients than in PsA patients. The authors [13], as in our study, reported more tenosynovitis and a few osteoarthritic changes (2 of 21 patients) in the RA group and only erosive DIP joint changes in the PsA group. However, they exclusively found extrasynovial changes in PsA patients, which we also detected in 3 of the 5 RA patients (60% confirmed by MRI). Their definitions of extrasynovial abnormalities are different than ours which could explain the differences in the results. Larger studies are required to provide final conclusions.

                  Authors’ Affiliations

                  (1)
                  Department of Rheumatology, University of Copenhagen Hvidovre Hospital
                  (2)
                  Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Copenhagen Herlev Hospital
                  (3)
                  Department of Radiology, University of Copenhagen Hvidovre Hospital
                  (4)
                  Department of Rheumatology, University of Copenhagen Nordsjællands Hørsholm Hospital
                  (5)
                  Department of Rheumatology, University of Copenhagen Herlev Hospital

                  References

                  1. Wiell C, Szkudlarek M, Hasselquist M, Møller JM, Vestergaard A, Nørregaard J, Terslev L, Ostergaard M: Ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, radiography, and clinical assessment of inflammatory and destructive changes in fingers and toes of patients with psoriatic arthritis. Arthritis Res Ther 2007, 9:R119.View ArticlePubMed

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