A female case of Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE) and tumour of breast

Author(s): Muhammet Limon

RS3PE; It is a syndrome with sudden onset, pitting edema on the hands and feet and symmetric arthritis, usually in men over 50 years of age, with a high erythrocyte sedimentation rate and generally RF negativity. This disease responds very well to corticosteroid. While RS3PE is almost always a symmetric disease of the upper extremities, it may rarely present in a unilateral fashion. There are multiple underlying factors causing this rare entity but it has very close associations with hematological and solid organ malignancies. So far its association with solid tumours and hematological malignancies has been reported. This case is presented because of the unilateral occurrence of RS3PE in the course of breast cancer.