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Revista Cubana de Reumatología

versión On-line ISSN 1817-5996


SOLIS CARTAS, Urbano; HARO CHAVEZ, Jeaneth Maricela; CRESPO VALLEJO, Jónathan Raúl  y  SALBA MAQUEIRA, Marilaisy. Bone abscess in a young patient with rheumatoid arthritis, about a case. Rev Cuba Reumatol [online]. 2019, vol.21, suppl.1, e64.  Epub 01-Dic-2019. ISSN 1817-5996.


rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic and chronic inflammatory disease characterized mainly by the presence of pain, inflammation, deformity, disability and decreased perception of quality of life related to health. The own etiopathogenic mechanism of the disease and the action of the drugs used in its control generate a state of immunosuppression that can cause the proliferation of bacteria and the subsequent appearance of abscesses at different levels.


to present the clinical, laboratory and imaging elements that allow us to reach the diagnosis of a bone abscess in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

Clinical case:

we present the case of a 31-year-old male patient with a 7-year history of rheumatoid arthritis who presented with clinical, laboratory and imaging findings that allow the diagnosis of a bone abscess.


bone infectious processes are an aggravating factor of bone quality, if they occur in patients with rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, where there are different levels of bone involvement, then health and joint function are more compromised.

Palabras clave : bone abscess; rheumatoid arthritis; quality of life; immunosuppression.

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