Isaias Spilberg, M.D.; Gerd J. Mayer, M.D.
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Polyarthritis may occur in acute leukemia. Knowledge of its occurrence in chronic leukemia and prevalence studies are lacking. The frequency and characteristics of arthritis in a group of adult patients with leukemia are described. Arthritis related to leukemia was seen in 10 of 72 consecutive patients seen primarily for leukemia, two of 12 acute and eight of 62 chronic. An additional two patients had gout; two had rheumatoid arthritis; and nine, degenerative joint disease. Analysis of these 10 patients plus 18 additional ones known to have leukemic arthritis showed the following characteristics. The arthritis of acute leukemia was usually asymmetrical,
Spilberg I, Mayer GJ. Arthritis of Leukemia.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:882. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-882
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):882.
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