Rheumatic manifestations of neoplasia.
Curr Opin Rheumatol | Published : 1992
Neoplasia can be associated with a wide range of rheumatologic manifestations. Literature over the last 12 months has reviewed metastasis of solid tumors to the joint and hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy. Vasculitis has been reported as a paraneoplastic syndrome associated with both hematologic and solid malignancies. Paraproteinemia occurs in association with rheumatoid arthritis and may progress to lymphoproliferative malignancy. A careful review of 23 rheumatoid arthritis patients with a serum paraprotein has attempted to study the predictive value of monoclonal gammopathy in rheumatoid arthritis for the later development of lymphoproliferative malignancy. Rheumatic manifestations,..View full abstract