Journal article

Role of immune complexes in hypertrophic osteoarthropathy and nonmetastatic polyarthritis.

MS Awerbuch, PM Brooks

Ann Rheum Dis | Published : 1981


Three case histories of patients with histologically proved malignant disease and an associated nonmetastatic symmetrical polyarthropathy are analysed. No evidence of a pathogenetic role for immune complexes was found in hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, whereas there is considerable evidence suggesting that the nonmetastatic polyarthritis associated with malignant lymphoma is an immune complex phenomenon.