Tibial pain and unilateral knee arthritis : Precursors of paraneoplastic arthropathy.

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Summary of "Tibial pain and unilateral knee arthritis : Precursors of paraneoplastic arthropathy."

Various rheumatic symptoms can occur in association with malignancies and are termed the so-called paraneoplastic arthropathy. The clinical picture is often similar to primary inflammatory rheumatic diseases. At present there exist no epidemiological data on this disease entity. The case of a patient with tibial pain and unilateral knee arthritis as precursors of a paraneoplastic syndrome is presented. The patient presented with the clinical manifestation of small cell lung cancer 2 years after the first presentation in the rheumatology clinic.

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Abteilung für Rheumatologie, Osteologie, Physikalische Medizin, Kerkhoff-Klinik Bad Nauheim, Universität Giessen, Benekestr. 8, 61231, Bad Nauheim, Deutschland, u.lange@kerckhoff-klinik.de.

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Name: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie
ISSN: 1435-1250
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