carcinomatous polyarthritis


carcinomatous polyarthritis
asymmetric arthritis of the large and small joints, often in association with malignancy. It has an explosive onset and mimics the appearance of rheumatoid arthritis; it often occurs in older patients and frequently remits upon treatment of the underlying disorder.

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