Palindromic rheumatism


Palindromic rheumatism (PR) consists of sudden and rapidly developing attacks of arthritis. There is acute pain, redness, swelling, and disability of one or multiple joints. The interval between recurrent palindromic attacks and the length of an attack is extremely variable from few hours to days. Attacks may become more frequent with time but there is no joint damage after attacks. It is thought to be an autoimmune disease, possibly an abortive form of rheumatoid arthritis.

Broader Problems:
Rheumatoid arthritis
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Skeletal system
Date of last update
10.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST