Featured Image from Europe & Central Asia
Rheumatic Diseases of Childhood: Scleroderma
These images depict a patient with a clinical presentation of juvenile dermatomyositis with typical skin manifestations of Gottron’s papules over the extensor surfaces of the joints, as well as hyperpigmentation.
Yulia Vyzhga, MD, PhD, is a pediatric rheumatologist at National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Ukraine.
About the Contest
The Rheumatology Image Library is a highly accessed teaching resource. However, images showing manifestations of rheumatic disease on skin of color are underrepresented, creating a significant educational gap. The 2021 Image Competition, held in conjunction with ACR Convergence 2021, encouraged the global rheumatology community to submit images that will help healthcare providers identify rheumatic disease manifestations in skin of color. Here, we depict the image featured from the Europe and Central Asia region. In coming issues, we’ll publish the winning images from other regions. The images judged Best Overall and People’s Choice, and others, appeared in previous issues.