Jaccoud's arthritis

Jaccoud's arthritis

A form of arthritis secondary to long-standing SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS that features tendon contractures and joint deformity but without X-ray indications of joint erosion. (S. Jaccoud, 1839–1913, French professor of internal pathology).
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Arthritis is self-limited rarely lasting more than 2-3 weeks dramatically relieved within 24 hours of salicylate therapy with no joint deformity except for rare occurrence of Jaccoud's arthritis involving metacarpophalangeal joints in which subluxation of joints occur without erosion, narrowing or fusion of joint spaces leading to ulnar deviation of the hand.