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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [2]

Overview

Felty's syndrome is a condition characterized by the triad of rheumatoid arthritis, splenomegaly and granulocytopenia.[1]

Historical Perspective

It is named for A. R. Felty.[2][3]

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Felty's Syndrome from Other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Age

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Diagnosis

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Treatment

Medical Therapy

Treatment is similar to that of rheumatoid arthritis. Splenectomy may improve neutropenia in severe disease.

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Prevention

References

  1. Degowin, Elmer. Bedside Diagnositc Examiniation. MacMillan Publishing, New York. 1981. Page 894. ISBN 0023280301.
  2. synd/1774 at Who Named It
  3. A. R. Felty. Chronic arthritis in the adult, associated with splenomegaly and leucopenia. A report of 5 cases of an unusual clinical syndrome. Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1924, 35: 16.



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