Felty's Syndrome

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Felty's syndrome facts

  • Felty's syndrome is a complication of long-standing rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Patients with Felty's syndrome can have more infections than the average person and can develop leg ulcers.
  • The cause of Felty's syndrome is not known.
  • Felty's syndrome is diagnosed by the presence of three conditions: rheumatoid arthritis, an enlarged spleen, and an abnormally low white blood count.
  • Treatment of Felty's syndrome is not always required, but medications are used for serious manifestations.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/16/2013

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