What is the diagnostic criteria for palindromic syndrome (palindromic rheumatism)?

Bottom line:  A diagnosis of palindromic syndrome is based on the clinical picture.  Laboratory tests may not be helpful.

Summary:  Sanmarti R, et al.  Palindromic rheumatism and other relapsing arthritis.  Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2004 Oct;18(5):647-61.
This review describes typical presentation of palindromic rheumatism, which includes sudden onset, severe pain usually affecting a single joint, predominantly small joints of wrists and hands, but also  shoulders, knees and ankles.   Also includes details about autoantibodies, treatment and prognosis.

Rheumatism, Palindromic.  In:  QuickAnswers [AccessMedicine.]

Repost of Nov 9 2011


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