Bengi Öz, Serpil Bal, Asuman Memiş, Alev Gürgan

Keywords: Parkinson's Disease, hand deformity


We present a case diagnosed as Parkinson's disease that had hand deformities resembling the deformities of romatoid arthritis. Hand deformities can develop secondary to Parkinson disease and they might be similar to deformities of Romatoid arthritis. It was reported that swan neck deformity, ulnar deviation and hiperextension of metacarpophalangeal joints were associated with Parkinson's disease. As these deformities can be observed in romatoid arthritis, careful differential diagnosis is mandatory. (Rheumatism 2007; 22: 117-9)