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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 323-324

Occult renal cell carcinoma presenting as carcinomatous polyarthritis


1 Department of General Medicine, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pathology, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India

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Mansoor C Abdulla
Department of General Medicine, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/iju.IJU_79_17

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Carcinomatous polyarthritis (CP) is a rare paraneoplastic disorder which can be associated with various solid tumors and can even precede detection of the underlying malignancy. A 54-year-old male presented with migratory asymmetric inflammatory polyarthritis and high-grade fever for 6 months. On evaluation, he was diagnosed to have renal cell carcinoma (RCC). CP as an initial presentation of RCC was not described previously.


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