Pigmented villonodular synovitis

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What is pigmented villonodular synovitis?

Pigmented villonodular synovitis is a condition of the joint lining that most often affects the knee. It is characterized by pain and swelling as well as hemosiderin (iron) build-up inside the joint. It occurs in two forms: localized and diffuse.

Common symptoms reported by people with pigmented villonodular synovitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with pigmented villonodular synovitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with pigmented villonodular synovitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pigmented villonodular synovitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pigmented villonodular synovitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pigmented villonodular synovitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 5
40s 1
50s 5
60s 2
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 14

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from pigmented villonodular synovitis patients who have completed their condition history
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