Jose E. Yanez, M.D.; George R. Thompson, M.D. (Associate); William M. Mikkelsen, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Polyarthritis has been recognized, but seldom emphasized, as a complication of rubella. Our interest was stimulated by the occurrence of several cases during a brief epidemic.
The findings in nine patients, seven of whom were female, are reported. Their ages ranged from 10 to 45 years. All patients had a morbilliform rash lasting 1 to 5 days (mean, 3½ days), associated with typical lymphadenopathy. Fever was the predominant constitutional symptom. Articular symptoms occurred from 1 to 5 days after the appearance of the rash and persisted from 3 days to 4 weeks, resolving without permanent joint abnormality. Joints more commonly
Yanez JE, Thompson GR, Mikkelsen WM. Rubella Arthritis.. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1097. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1097_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1097.
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