Jaccoud arthropathy


Jaccoud arthropathy
chronic arthritis occurring after rheumatic fever, usually after repeated attacks, and characterized by fibrous changes in the joint capsules and tendons, leading to deformities that may resemble rheumatoid arthritis (especially ulnar deviation of fingers); the joints may be painful and rheumatic nodules are often present, but erosion of bone does not take place. Called also Jaccoud arthritis or syndrome.

Medical dictionary. 2011.