Mediterr J Rheumatol 2022;33(2):259-60
Hands Deformity in a Patient with IgA Vasculitis
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1. Private Practice, Kalamata, Greece
2. Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Patras, University Hospital, University of Patras Medical School, Patras, Greece
3. Rheumatology Unit, Alexandra General Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

74-year-old female with IgA vasculitis was referred for haematologic evaluation due to arthritic complaints and hand deformities. Physical examination revealed reversible Jaccoud’s arthropathy in both hands, with swan-neck type deformities, while no erosions were present. Jaccoud’s can be present in patients with Rheumatic Fever, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, and Sjogren’s syndrome. The absence of erosions distinguishes this entity from rheumatoid arthritis. There is no specific treatment other than the underlying cause.

Cite this article as: Ntelis K, Iliopoulos G, Giannopoulos G. Hands Deformity in a Patient with IgA Vasculitis. Mediterr J Rheumatol 2022;33(2):259-60.

Article Submitted: 21 Feb 2021; Revised Form: 6 Jun 2021; Article Accepted: Jun 30 2021; Available Online: Jun 30 2022


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