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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 262430, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/262430
Case Report

Bilateral TMJ Involvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dental Science and Research Centre, 47 Jai Ambika Society, Isanpur Road, Maninagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380008, India
2Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, AMC Dental College, Khokhra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Received 5 January 2014; Accepted 6 February 2014; Published 2 April 2014

Academic Editors: Y.-K. Chen, C. Landes, Y. Nakagawa, E. F. Wright, and K. H. Zawawi

Copyright © 2014 Pritesh B. Ruparelia et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic inflammatory, slowly progressive disease that results in cartilage and bone destruction. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement is not uncommon in RA, and it is present in about more than 50% of patients; however, TMJ is usually among the last joints to be involved and is associated with many varied clinical signs and symptoms. Hence, RA of TMJ presents to the dentist with great diagnostic challenges. This report presents a case of RA with bilateral TMJ involvement with its classical radiographic findings and review literature.