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Examples of abnormal pGALS

Some examples observed when performing a pGALS examination:

The photograph below shows a 'sausage toe' due to dactylitis (active psoriatic arthritis).

The photograph below shows swollen knees, swollen ankles and thigh wasting in polyarticular JIA 

The photograph below shows finger contractures and restricted wrists in untreated polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.

The photograph below shows micrognathia (abnormal small mandible) in untreated systemic onset JIA.

The photograph below shows an abnormal left hindfoot with tenosynovitis and enthesitis.


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