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2019 Mar




Case 263: Malaysian Charm Needles (Susuk).


Martin JL, Vlachou PA
Radiology. 2019 Mar; 290(3):843-847.
PMID: 30789811.


History A 58-year-old woman was seen in the rheumatology clinic for bilateral wrist and knee pain that was unresponsive to physiotherapy and intra-articular steroid injections. Remote fracture of the left tibia from a motor vehicle collision was reported and was previously treated with conservative management. Serologic work-up for inflammatory disease was negative. The patient reported no prior surgical or medical history. Social history revealed remote immigration from Malaysia. Radiographs of the hands and knees were obtained.