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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 570-572

Paraneoplastic palmar fasciitis and polyarthritis syndrome in a metastatic breast cancer patient: Rare case report

1 Department of Medical Oncology and Haematology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Amit Sehrawat
Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Vasundhara Enclave, New Delhi - 110 096
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmpo.ijmpo_1_18

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Palmar fasciitis and polyarthritis syndrome (PFAPS) is a rare paraneoplastic event that has been reported mainly in ovarian cancers. Clinical diagnosis of PFAPS is characterized by the diagnosis of neoplasm with accompanying flexion contractures, inflammatory fasciitis, fibrosis, and generalized arthritis of the hands. Since first published report, only rare few additional cases of PFPAS have been reported. In this case report, we describe a patient with metastatic breast cancer who subsequently developed PFPAS in association with advanced breast cancer. She had clinical rheumatological symptoms course parallel to her primary breast cancer disease status.

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