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Rheumatology International

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 101–104 | Cite as

Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema following acute intracranial hemorrhage

  • Deng-Ho Yang
  • Deh-Ming Chang
  • Jenn-Haung Lai
  • Guo-Shu Huang
  • Wei-Chou Chang
  • Tsung-Yun HouEmail author
Case Report

Abstract

Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE) is an unusual inflammatory arthritis with unknown pathogenic mechanism, and is characterized by an acute onset of symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema of the hands or feet. Numerous diseases are associated with RS3PE, including neoplasia, infection, Parkinson’s disease, and other rheumatic diseases. Neoplasia is the most common condition associated with RS3PE. We report a case of RS3PE that occurred following acute intracranial hemorrhage in an 80-year-old man with a 20-year history of hypertension.

Keywords

Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema Cerebral hemorrhage Vascular endothelial growth factor 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deng-Ho Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Deh-Ming Chang
    • 2
  • Jenn-Haung Lai
    • 2
  • Guo-Shu Huang
    • 3
  • Wei-Chou Chang
    • 3
  • Tsung-Yun Hou
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of Rheumatology/Immunology/Allergy, Department of Internal MedicineArmed-Forces Taichung General HospitalTaichungTaiwan, Republic of China
  2. 2.Division of Rheumatology/Immunology/Allergy, Department of Internal MedicineTri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical CenterTaipeiTaiwan, Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyTri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical CenterTaipeiTaiwan, Republic of China

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