Carcinomatous polyarthritis. The presenting symptom of an ovarian tumor and association with a platelet activating factor

Robert M. Bennett, Mark H. Ginsberg, Sharon Thomsen

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    Abstract

    A 59‐year‐old white female presented with an acute polyarthritis, fever, and mental confusion. Accompanying blood changes included positive tests for rheumatoid factor and antinuclear factor, anemia, leukocytosis, thrombocytosis, and a circulating factor that stimulated serotonin release from normal platelets. Exploratory laporatomy for a mobile pelvic mass revealed an adenocarcinoma of the left ovary which was completely resected. Shortly thereafter the patient's acute symptoms subsided. After 2 years of follow‐up the patient has remained free of symptoms and the serologic changes have reverted to normal.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)953-958
    Number of pages6
    JournalArthritis & Rheumatism
    Volume19
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1976

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Immunology and Allergy
    • Rheumatology
    • Immunology
    • Pharmacology (medical)

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