Arthritis as an Initial Presentation of Malignancy

Two Case Reports

Benjamin Sachdev Manjit Singh; Sharifah Aishah Wan; Yaw Kiet Cheong; Seow Lin Chuah; Cheng Lay The; Ahmad Tirmizi Jobli

Disclosures

J Med Case Reports. 2021;15(94) 

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Conclusion

In conclusion, paraneoplastic arthritis is a rare initial presentation of malignancy. The presence of arthritis in the absence of a known malignancy can be easily confused with a primary rheumatic condition. This ultimately leads to a delay in the diagnosis of an underlying primary malignancy. Hence, it is important to consider paraneoplastic arthritis in patients who present atypically, develop constitutional symptoms or respond poorly to standard DMARD therapy.

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