Arthritis with carcinomas of the esophagus and colon

What types of arthritis can be associated with carcinomas of the esophagus and colon? 

Carcinomatous polyarthritis can be the presenting feature of an occult malignancy of the GI tract. The arthritis is typically acute in onset and asymmetric and predominantly involves lower extremity joints while sparing the small joints of the hands and wrists. Patients have an elevated ESR and a negative rheumatoid factor. Another type of arthritis associated with colorectal malignancy is septic arthritis caused by Streptococcus bovis .


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