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Acute onset polyarthritis in older people: Is it RS3PE syndrome?

Salam, Abdul and Henry, Rafik and Sheeran, Tom (2008) Acute onset polyarthritis in older people: Is it RS3PE syndrome? Cases journal, 1 (1). p. 132. ISSN 1757-1626.

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Abstract

Remitting Seronegative Symmetrical Synovitis with Pitting oedema syndrome, a rare inflammatory arthritis, commonly affects people in the older age group. It can present as an acute onset polyarthritis with associated pitting oedema of the extremities. Patients show excellent response to low dose steroids with complete and sustained remissions. It can also be a paraneoplastic manifestation of an underlying occult malignancy, hence thorough clinical evaluation is warranted.We discuss a case of Remitting Seronegative Symmetrical Synovitis with pitting oedema syndrome where the patient presented with acute onset polyarthritis and pitting oedema of the extremities without an underlying systemic cause. Patient showed dramatic response to low dose steroids.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WT Geriatrics. Elderly care
Divisions: Emergency Services > Elderly
Depositing User: Users 6 not found.
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2014 12:43
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 12:43
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/107

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