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Felty's Syndrome

Felty's Syndrome Causes

The exact causes of Felty's syndrome are unknown; until now it is only associated with rheumatoid arthritis as well as functions of the bone marrow, but its specific origins have not yet been identified.

Felty's Syndrome Definition

Felty's syndrome is a result of long-standing rheumatoid arthritis. It is characterized by the presence of rheumatoid arthritis, an enlarged spleen, and low white blood cell count.

Felty's Syndrome Diagnosis

Diagnostic tests for Felty's syndrome depend on the symptoms shown by the patient.

Felty's Syndrome Symptoms and Signs

The symptoms of the illness include paleness, lethargy, and susceptibility to pneumonia and other infections. Skin ulcers are also present.

Felty's Syndrome Treatment

Treatment of the illness can be done by managing the effects of the present symptoms. Severe cases meanwhile require injections of granulocyte stimulating factor to increase WBC count.

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