Acute postoperative inflammatory polyarthritis associated with a lone IgM cardiolipin antibody.

@article{Chua2015AcutePI,
  title={Acute postoperative inflammatory polyarthritis associated with a lone IgM cardiolipin antibody.},
  author={Ignatius Chua and Ali S. M. Jawad},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={2015}
}
While the most recognised complication after joint surgery is septic arthritis, other forms of joint pathology may occur. We present a case of postoperative polyarthritis with high inflammatory markers, which responded to a course of prednisolone. The occurrence of high IgM cardiolipin antibodies that normalised with treatment suggests that this condition… CONTINUE READING