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Sukesh Edavalath, Abhra C Chowdhury, Sanat Phatak, Durga P Misra, Ritu Verma, Able Lawrence
Multiple myeloma can rarely mimic seronegative rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We report a 55-year-old woman who presented with longstanding deforming polyarthritis with extensive subcutaneous nodules, tenosynovitis, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide positivity and mononeuritis multiplex. Even though the clinical picture was consistent with seropositive RA, the absence of bone erosion or joint space narrowing on hand and knee radiographs led us to question the diagnosis of RA. Further investigation revealed a diagnosis of multiple myeloma with cutaneous amyloid deposits, based on serum immunofixation, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy of a subcutaneous nodule...
August 12, 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
K Gökkus, G Yazicioglu, E Sagtas, A Uyan, A T Aydin
We present a case of polyarticular synovitis following alendronate treatment for osteoporosis. The patient had no evidence of rheumatoid arthritis, pyrophosphate arthropathy, or seronegative/seropositive arthritis. Our main aim in this study is to highlight the potential adverse effects of alendronate and to warn orthopedic surgeons about the possibility of such a side effect that might lead orthopedic surgeons to administer wrong and unnecessary treatments like arthrocentesis. The withdrawal of alendronate is found to be the treatment of choice...
April 2016: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
Fiaz Alam, Samar Al Emadi
INTRODUCTION: Leprosy is a chronic granulomatous infectious disease, which is caused by Mycobacterium leprae. High numbers of people are still affected by this disease in some of the developing countries however, it is rarely seen in non-endemic regions. Cutaneous and neurological manifestations are the common and classical presentations of leprosy. Musculoskeletal involvement is the third most common manifestation but is less frequently reported. Joint involvement can present as acute symmetrical polyarthritis or chronic polyarthritis resembling rheumatoid arthritis...
2014: SpringerPlus
N S Neki, Ankur Jamn, Rohit Bajal, Mohit Manav Jindal
Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting oedema (RS3PE) is a rare clinical entity often mimicking more common diseases like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). Although the exact aetiology is not clear, yet it responds dramatically to low doses of steroids with excellent prognosis unlike RA and PMR. We report a case of 72 year old male agriculturist by profession presenting with acute polyarthritis and pitting oedema of both hands and feet as well as pretibial areas, diagnosed to be a case of RS3 PE...
October 2014: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
Srdjan Pasic, Maja Cupic, Tanja Jovanovic, Slobodanka Djukic, Maja Kavaric, Ivana Lazarevic
We report on pediatric patient with Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS), a rare DNA repair disorder characterized by microcephaly, immunodeficiency and predisposition to malignant lymphomas, who developed juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)-like polyarthritis. In patients with primary immunodeficiencies (PID), septic arthritis due to pyogenic bacteria or mycoplasmal arthritis are the most common osteoarticular manifestations. In certain PID, chronic, non-infectious arthritis resembling rheumatoid arthritis may occur...
2013: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Xi Yang, Yueming Song, Qingquan Kong
Progressive pseudorheumatoid dysplasia (PPD) is a rare autosomal-recessive disorder. The polyarthritis of PPD has been detailed before. However, the spinal disorder and surgical treatment been rarely mentioned. A 44-year-old patient who has been misdiagnosed as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and given unilateral total hip replacement yet, suffers mainly from severe spinal disorder this time. The platyspondyly, Scheuermann-like lesions of the spine and JRA-like features of the peripheral joints were found on radiographic films, combining negative inflammatory and rheumatoid factors, which most suggested the diagnosis of PPD...
December 2013: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
Yuko Kurihara, Kayo Oku, Atsushi Suzuki, Yasuo Ohsone, Yutaka Okano
We report a case of calcinomatous polyarthritis presenting rheumatoid arthritis-like polyarthritis as the initial symptom of gastric cancer. A 79-year-old male visited to our hospital with complaint of pain and swelling of multiple joints including bilateral hands, bilateral knees, elbows and small joints of fingers. He also complained of neck and back stiffness. Both of rheumatoid factor test and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody were negative. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug did not relieve his arthritic pain...
2012: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
Celia Coelho Henriques, Begoña Lopéz, Tiago Mestre, Bruno Grima, António Panarra, Nuno Riso
Leprosy or Hansen's disease is a chronic granulomatous infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae with a high prevalence in some developing countries however, it is rarely seen in non-endemic regions. Arthritis has been described in all types of Hansen's disease. Chronic arthritis is known to exist even in paucibacillary forms, resolved or treated disease and in patients without reaction, suggesting a perpetuated inflammatory process. In these cases leprosy can mimic some autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis...
2012: BMJ Case Reports
Mohini A Ganu, A S Ganu
AIM: 1) To study clinical features and laboratory findings in patients of post chikungunya chronic arthritis (PCCA). 2) To study effectivity of disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in treatment of post-chikungunya chronic arthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen Chikungunya IgM positive patients having arthritis lasting more than 3 months in spite of NSAIDs and Hydroxychloroquine therapy were selected. Their clinical, laboratory and radiological features were noted...
February 2011: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Yasuaki Nagare, Koji Kinoshita, Fumiaki Nishisaka, Masakatsu Saito, Tohgo Nonaka, Masanori Funauchi
22-year old woman who was previously diagnosed as having juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) was treated with anti-TNF-α agents. Her disease activity was assessed as Stage IV and Class III by Steinbrocker's classification and resistant to steroids and methotrexate. Initially clinical findings responded well to infliximab (IFX), but polyarthritis recurred 15 months after the start of the treatment, and IFX was switched to etanercept (ETN) with good response. On the other hand, effects on the osteoarticular lesions were continuously observed through the period of the treatment with these two biologics...
2010: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
Gregory E Mumm, Kevin M McKown, Carolyn L Bell
BACKGROUND: The antisynthetase syndrome is a systemic inflammatory disease associated with anti-tRNA synthetase antibodies and consisting of the clinical features of inflammatory myopathy arthritis, interstitial lung disease (ILD), fever, Raynaud syndrome, and rash. It rarely presents with symmetric arthritis as the initial manifestation of the disease. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to describe the clinical, laboratory, and radiographic characteristics of patients with antisynthetase syndrome who presented with symptoms of inflammatory arthritis, mimicking rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at the time of initial evaluation...
October 2010: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
Reem Abdwani, Rosie Scuccumarri, Karen Duffy, Ciarán M Duffy
Accelerated nodulosis is a rare complication of methotrexate therapy in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. When nodulosis does occur in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis on methotrexate, it is almost always seen in patients with polyarthritis with rheumatoid factor seropositivity, but only occasionally in polyarthritis patients who are rheumatoid factor negative. It has been described previously in only one patient with systemic arthritis. In this study, we describe three patients with systemic arthritis, all of whom developed nodulosis while receiving methotrexate...
September 2009: Pediatric Dermatology
Alessandra Galossi, Riccardo Guarisco, Lia Bellis, Claudio Puoti
Several extrahepatic manifestations have been reported in the natural history of hepatitis C virus infection (HCV). Up to 40-74% of patients infected with HCV might develop at least one extrahepatic manifestation during the course of their disease. Mixed Cryoglobulinemia (MC) is the most known and studied syndrome associated with HCV infection. It is a systemic vasculitis that may involve the skin, kidney and nervous system. A frequent reported association is that between HCV infection and non-Hodgkin lymphoma...
March 2007: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
Mohammad Reza Ardalan, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja
Acute interstitial nephritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or RA-like polyarthritis are among the very rare paraneoplastic manifestations of multiple myeloma (MM). A 47-year-old man with acute renal failure due to interstitial nephritis was admitted to our university hospital and successfully treated with corticosteroid. He later developed a symmetric distal polyarthritis with morning stiffness mimicking RA. On follow-up, the patient had a rise in serum creatinine, hypercalcemia, anemia, and a monoclonal spike (Bence Jones protein) on the urine protein electrophoresis...
April 2007: American Journal of Hematology
Arzu Kaya, Salih Ozgocmen, Adem Kiris, Ismail Ciftci
The aim of this case report is to describe unusual cases of progressive pseudorheumatoid dysplasia (PPD) affecting the axial skeleton and peripheral joints and to stress the importance of examining the entire skeleton for definite diagnosis and the importance of rehabilitation interventions. PPD is a rare familial disease characterized by generalized bone-cartilage dysplasia, progressive arthropathy, and platyspondyly. PPD presents as spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia (SED) tarda with progressive arthropathy and progressive pseudorheumatoid arthritis of childhood and is described as a specific autosomal recessive subtype of SED...
September 2005: Clinical Rheumatology
P Sève, T Ferry, A Charhon, A Calvet, C Broussolle
PURPOSE: Parvovirus B19 (B19) causes many clinical disorders, of which the most common are erythema infectiosum, aplastic crisis complicating chronic hemolytic anemia, and hydrops fetalis. In young adults, the skin eruption caused by B19 is accompanied by polyarthritis and polyarthralgia in 60% of the cases. Rheumatoid factors and other antibodies including antinuclear antibodies, anti-ADN, and antiphospholipids can be produced in the wake of B19 infection. CURRENT KNOWLEDGE AND KEY POINTS: These features may simulate systemic diseases as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (lupus-like eruption over the cheeks, cytopenia, etc...
October 2004: La Revue de Médecine Interne
Olivier Meyer
Parvovirus B19 (B19) causes many clinical disorders, of which the most common are erythema infectiosum, aplastic crisis complicating chronic hemolytic anemia, and hydrops fetalis. In young adults, the skin eruption caused by B19 is accompanied with polyarthritis and polyarthralgia in 60% of the cases. The joint abnormalities predominate in the hands and feet and usually resolve within a week (range 2-21 d). Serological tests show IgM antibodies against B19, confirming the diagnosis of recent infection. Protracted polyarthritis occurs in some patients and seems associated with the DR4 histocompatibility alleles...
February 2003: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
Ségolène Fays, Marie-Pierre Di Cesare, Agnès Antunes, François Truchetet
Scedosporium apiospermum is a widely distributed fungus that can be found in the soil, manure and decaying vegetation. Human infection with this fungus is facilited by immunodepression. A 65-year-old man, who was taking oral methylprednisolone for rheumatoid polyarthritis had for a few months ulcerated or suppurative nodules whose incision discharged a thick honey-colored exudate. An ulceration over the first right metatarsophalangian articulation had left the bone exposed. The treatment for Pseudomonas aeruginosa, initially isolated in the exudate was unsuccessful...
December 2002: Annales de Médecine Interne
M M Ka, A Leye, J M Dangou, E F Ka, S Diallo, M Mbengue, S Ndongo, T M Diop
INTRODUCTION: Multicentric reticulo-histiocytosis also known as lipoid dermoarthritis is a rare systemic disease leading to a massive osteoarticular destruction and systemic complications. EXEGESIS: This case report is a 44 year old black woman who was first seen with a rheumatoid arthritis clinical presentation associated with the presence of rheumatoïd factor. Five years later the diagnosis has been reconsidered after skin nodules histological examination. After that the patient has been lost from the follow up clinic...
September 2002: La Revue de Médecine Interne
S D Rosenzweig, R A Russo, M Gallego, M Zelazko
Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS) is a rare autosomal recessive disease (8q21) from the family of the genetically determined chromosomal instability syndromes. The disorder is characterized by microcephaly, growth retardation, immunodeficiency, and high incidence of cancer. Several noninflammatory anomalies of the musculoskeletal system have been described in patients with this syndrome. We describe an Argentinian girl with all the clinical, immunological, and cytogenic characteristics described for NBS plus a juvenile rheumatoid arthritis-like syndrome...
November 2001: Journal of Rheumatology
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