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21 March 2014 : Case report  USA

Novel Development of Remitting Seronegative Symmetrical Synovitis with Pitting Edema (RS3PE) Syndrome due to Insulin Therapy

Unusual clinical course, Challenging differential diagnosis, Unusual or unexpected effect of treatment, Unexpected drug reaction

Naba Raj MainaliABEF, Torrey R. SchmidtAEF, Richard AlweisAEF, David L. GeorgeAEF

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.890318

Am J Case Rep 2014; 15:119-122

Abstract

Abstract
Background: Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE) syndrome is a rare clinical entity characterized by the sudden onset of inflammatory arthritis and marked pitting edema on upper and lower extremities. RS3PE is considered a rheumatic process distinct from rheumatoid arthritis, which may occasionally represent a paraneoplastic syndrome.
Case Report: Herein, we describe a rare case of RS3PE associated with insulin therapy in a patient with no evidence of underlying malignancy.
Conclusions: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of RS3PE associated with insulin therapy. Physicians should look at the introduction of drugs as possible triggers for the development of RS3PE.

Keywords: steroid, RS3PE, synovitis, Insulin - therapeutic use, hydroxychloroquine

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923