Arthritis and Hepatitis

Richard P. Wenzel, David P. Mccormick, George L. le Bouvier, Elliot Alpert, Kurt J. Isselbacher, Peter H. Schur

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To the Editor: Recently, we saw a patient with arthritis and HAA-positive hepatitis similar to those described by Alpert et al. in the Journal.1 Our patient, an 18-year-old white serviceman, had a maculopapular rash and skin nodules reminiscent of the case referred to in the editorial by Dr. Koff.2 The arthritis was unilateral, involving a proximal interphalangeal joint, and the skin nodules were bilateral, involving flexor and extensor aspects of the forearms. The initial serum complement level was 50 mg per 100 ml (normal, 145 ± 22 mg per 100 ml) and was associated with five Yale units.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)805-806
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number14
StatePublished - Sep 30 1971
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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