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How is Felty's syndrome treated?
Treatment of Felty's syndrome is not always required. The underlying rheumatoid arthritis is managed in the standard fashion. Treatments
used for patients with recurring infections, active arthritis, or ulcer in the legs
include rheumatoid disease modifying drugs, such as methotrexate and azathioprine. Patients
with severe infectious diseases may benefit by weekly injections with a
stimulating factor (granulocyte stimulating
factor/GSF) that acts to increase the amount of white blood cells.
Surgical removal of the spleen has been performed for the same
reasons but has not been evaluated by long-term research studies.