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Rheumatology International

, Volume 27, Issue 9, pp 881–882 | Cite as

A 30-year result of deforming arthritis in systemic lupus erythematosus

  • Kalevi KaarelaEmail author
  • Kari Laiho
  • Irma Soini
Case Report

Abstract

Symmetric non-erosive polyarthritis is the most common clinical feature in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report on a 42-year follow-up of a 71-year-old woman who first had polyarthritis in 1963 at the age of 29 and continuously since 1975. SLE was diagnosed in 2000 at the age of 66 as anti-dsDNA (56 kIU/l), and antinuclear antibodies (1:2,560) turned positive. In 2005 hand and feet radiographs revealed severe Jaccoud’s arthritis with subluxations but without erosions.

Keywords

Joint deformities in radiography Systemic lupus erythematosus 

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    Bywaters EGL (1975) Jaccoud’s syndrome. A sequel to the joint involvement of systemic lupus erythematosus. Clin Rheum Dis 1:125–148Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Musculoskeletal MedicineTampere University Medical School and Rheumatism Foundation HospitalHeinolaFinland

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