Palindromic rheumatism



Palindromic rheumatism is a type of arthritis characterized by episodes of joint pain flare-ups, which fortunately do not cause any lasting damage to joints. The attacks that people experience can last for several days and travel from joint to joint.

Common Symptoms

Painful and stiff joints that may feel tender and hot, redness on the skin over the joints, fatigue.

Coexisting Diseases and Conditions

Approximately one-third of those with palindromic rheumatism will eventually develop rheumatoid arthritis.

Risk Factors and Prevalence


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