Jaccoud arthropathy: A rarity in the spectrum of HIV-associated arthropathy

C. Namal Weeratunge, José Roldan, Gregory M. Anstead

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In studies comparing HIV-infected patients with HIV-negative patients, rheumatic manifestations, including reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, myalgia, tendinitis, fibromyalgia, necrotizing vasculitis, polymyositis, Sjögren syndrome, were shown to occur more frequently in the HIV-positive group. Uncommon clinical features and the demonstration of HIV antigens in the synovial membranes suggest a direct role of HIV in the pathogenesis of HIV-associated rheumatic disease. Jaccoud arthropathy is a nonerosive deforming arthropathy reported to occur in cases of chronic rheumatic fever and systemic lupus erythematosus. Only two cases of HIV-associated Jaccoud arthropathy has been reported in the literature thus far, both in patients with features of reactive arthritis. We report a case of HIV-associated Jaccoud arthropathv in a patient without features of reactive arthropathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-353
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2004


  • AIDS
  • HIV-associated arthropathy
  • Jaccoud arthropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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