Pseudoseptic arthritis: An unusual presentation of neuropathic arthropathy

Worawit Louthrenoo, Barbara E. Ostrov, Young S. Park, Susan Rothfuss, H. Ralph Schumacher

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A 49 year old black man with scoliosis presented with bilateral shoulder swelling eventually shown to be due to neuropathic arthropathy related to underlying syringomyelia. The synovial fluid was highly inflammatory, but cultures from synovial fluid and synovial tissue were all sterile. Profuse fat droplets were noted and considered as a possible cause of the inflammation. This is an unusual presentation of neuropathic arthropathy in a patient who was also harbouring an adenocarcinoma that was undetected until later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-721
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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