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Marie-Léri syndrome

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A syndrome of peculiar hand deformity caused by osteolysis of the articular surfaces of the fingers. This results in an extreme mobility of the joints so that the fingers may be extended and shortened like a telescope. The condition is usually seen in some types of rheumatoid arthritis, in congenital indifference to pain, in congenital sensory neuropathy, and in Thévenard’s syndrome.


  • P. Marie, A.Léri:
    Deux variétés assez fréquents de déformations rhumatismales séniles du pouce: la nodosité du pouce, le pouce en.
    Bulletins et memoires de la Société medicale des hôpitaux de Paris, 1913, 36: 104.
  • P. Marie, A.Léri:
    Une varieté de rheumatisme chronique: la main en largnette (présentation de pièceses de coupes).
    Bulletins et memoires de la Société medicale des hôpitaux de Paris, 1913, 36: 104-107.

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