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Jaccoud arthropathy

Jaccoud’s arthropathy is a chronic and non-erosive deforming arthropathy, usually affecting the hands characterized by ulnar deviation of the second to fifth fingers and subluxation of the metacarpophalangeal joints.

Joint subluxations are voluntarily correctable by the patients. Toes may also be affected.

Jaccoud’s arthropathy may be seen in association with several rheumatic and non-rheumatic disorders, such as:

systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE),

recurrent rheumatic fever,

other connective tissue diseases,

psoriatic arthritis,

inflammatory bowel disease arthritis and


It has been reported that about 5% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have Jaccoud’s arthropathy.