Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Jan 6, 2019; 7(1): 69-72
Published online Jan 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i1.69
Psoriatic fasciitis in a pediatric patient: A case report
Gulcin Otar Yener, Zahide Ekici Tekin, Selcuk Yuksel
Gulcin Otar Yener, Zahide Ekici Tekin, Selcuk Yuksel, Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, Pamukkale University School of Medicine, Denizli 20070, Turkey
Author contributions: Otar Yener G and Yuksel S designed the report; Otar Yener G, Ekici Tekin Z and Yuksel S collected the patient’s clinical data; Otar Yener G and Yuksel S analyzed the data and wrote the paper.
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Corresponding author: Selcuk Yuksel, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, Pamukkale University School of Medicine, Pamukkale, Denizli 20070, Turkey.
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Received: September 3, 2018
Peer-review started: September 3, 2018
First decision: November 2, 2018
Revised: November 26, 2018
Accepted: December 12, 2018
Article in press: December 12, 2018
Published online: January 6, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: Plantar fasciitis may be observed on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with psoriatic arthritis. However, to our knowledge, MRI findings of diffuse fasciitis associated with psoriatic arthritis have not been previously described in a pediatric patient. Fasciitis should be considered in patients with psoriatic arthritis, especially with unresolved extremity pain. MRI seems to be the most effective imaging method and adalimumab may be the best choice of treatment for psoriatic fasciitis.