Jaccoud's arthropathy

Last reviewed 01/2018

This condition may affect the hands in up to 50% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

It is characterized by reducible, non-erosive joint deformities with a preservation of hand function.

This condition is probably the result of tendon inflammation and shortening.

It may also occur as a rare complication of recurrent attacks of rheumatic fever.