Am J Arthritis | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

A Sudanese Male with Jaccoud’s Arthropathy: Case Report

Sara Hamza Abushama1, Fatima Magzoub Mohamed Khatieb1,2, Leena AA Mohammed3, Shaima N Elgenaid3, Mohammed Elmujtba Adam Essa4,5,6*, Ziryab Imad Taha7,4, Ebtihal Hassan Merghani Musa7, Abdelkareem A Ahmed4,8 and Hassan Ahmed Abdullah1,9

1Department of Rheumatology, Sudan Medical Specialization Board, Sudan
2Department of Medicine, Almughtaribeen University, Sudan
3University of Khartoum, Sudan
4Departments of Clinical Medicine, Medical and Cancer Research Institute (MCRI), Sudan
5Al Fashir University, Sudan
6Department of Surgery Research, Sudanese Medical Research Association, Sudan
7University of Bahri, Sudan
8Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Nyala, Sudan
9Department of Medicine and Rheumatology, Omdurman teaching Hospital, Sudan

*Correspondance to: Mohammed Elmujtba Adam Essa 

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Jaccoud’s Arthropathy (JA) is a condition characterized clinically by reversible joint deformities such as ulnar deviation, swan neck, thumb subluxation and hallux valgus, along with an absence of articular erosions on a plain radiograph. This report aims to highlight the clinical presentation and medical management of JA as well as to draw attention to the disease among clinicians. We are presenting a 57 years old male, present with a history of episodes of pain and swelling in the metacarpophalangeal, proximal and distal interphalangeal joints for 20 years associated with joint stiffness for less than half an hour during the last 15 years. Clinical examination of the hand revealed joints swelling, ulnar deviation at wrist joints and fingers, Z shape deformity of thumbs, swan neck deformity of little fingers and visible wasting of thinner muscles, Although there is no tenderness or skin change and all hand deformities were correctable.


Jaccoud’s arthropathy; Deformities; Correctable; Joints


Abushama SH, Mohamed Khatieb FM, Mohammed LAA, Elgenaid SN, Adam Essa ME, Taha ZI, et al. A Sudanese
Male with Jaccoud’s Arthropathy: Case Report. Am J Arthritis. 2021; 5(1): 1019..

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