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Felty syndrome (FS), also known as ”super rheumatoid” disease, is a severe form of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), characterized by a triad of RA, splenomegaly and. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. Oct;18(5) Felty’s syndrome. Balint GP(1), Balint PV. Author information: (1)Fourth General Rheumatology. 3 Sep Felty’s Syndrome. Aka: Felty’s Syndrome, Felty Syndrome Syndrome de Felty. Italian, Sindrome di Felty. Portuguese, Síndrome de Felty.

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A syndrome characterized by the presence of rheumatoid arthritis, splenomegaly, and granulocytopenia.

The knee, wrist, ankle, metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints are most commonly involved. Rarely, FS may be revealed by neutropenia in an RA patient. There is no real treatment for Felty’s syndrome, rather the best method in management of the disease is to control the underlying rheumatoid arthritis.

The result of this chemical release causes the synovial cells to sinddome harmful chemicals in response as well as begin the growth of new blood vessels, forming a pannus. Diseases of fdlty M00—M19— Heberden’s node Bouchard’s nodes.

African Americans have a low incidence of this antigen. In this condition, the white blood cells travel through the blood stream to the synovial joints and release chemical called cytokines upon arrival. Related Bing Images Extra: The symptoms of Felty’s syndrome are similar to those of rheumatoid arthritis.

Health care resources for this disease Expert centres 61 Diagnostic tests 0 Patient organisations 10 Orphan drug s 0. Patients are at an increased risk of infection because of the low white cell counts. Bleeding pain Osteophyte villonodular synovitis Pigmented villonodular synovitis stiffness. Only comments written in English can be processed. Detailed information Professionals Summary information Polskipdf. Felty SyndromFelty-Syndrom.


Splenomegaly-neutropenia-rheumatoid arthritis syndrome Prevalence: Immunosuppressive therapy for RA often improves granulocytopenia and splenomegaly; this finding reflects the fact that Felty’s syndrome is an immune-mediated disease. A complete blood count CBC can be done to diagnose anemia normochromic, normocytic sindromee, thrombocytopeniaand neutropenia.

Patients should address specific medical concerns with their physicians. If rheumatoid arthritis is present and other symptoms occur that are not commonly found within RA itself, such as a palpable spleen, further testing should be done.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that cannot be cured but symptoms can sindeome treated using certain medications alone or in conjunction.

Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. LGL expansion associated with uncomplicated RA is immunogenetically and phenotypically very similar to but clinically different from FS. The condition is more common in those aged 50—70 years, specifically more prevalent in females than ed, and more so in Caucasians than those of African descent. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Orphanet: Felty syndrome

Pathophysiology Rheumatoid Arthritis associated Hematologic changes. Early presentation is commonly seen in the joints of hands and of the feet.

The pathophysiology of FS is still not well understood butit has been proposed that an autoimmune response against neutrophil antigens might be the underlying mechanism. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. Felty’s syndrome is also characterized by an abnormally enlarged spleen splenomegaly and abnormally low levels of certain white blood cells neutropenia. Recurrent bacterial infections are mostly due to the severe, otherwise unexplained neutropenia. Septic arthritis Tuberculosis arthritis Reactive arthritis indirectly.

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca may occur due to secondary Sjorgen’s syndrome. Therefore, in order to decide upon and sindromw treatment, the cause and relationship of neutropenia with the overall condition must be well understood. Signs Splenomegaly Pigmented Skin Spots on extremities. An increased incidence of infections may stimulate a neutrophil response that includes histone deimination and feltyy expulsion of chromatin from the cell.


FS is difficult to treat and the standard of care is directed against underlying RA with an additional goal of treating neutropenia and recurrent infections. In Felty’s syndrome, chronic activation of neutrophils progresses to neutropenia and unabated infections. Supplemental Content Full text links.

Felty’s syndrome

Differential diagnosis FS differs from RA by more severe arthritis and extra-articular manifestations. The loss and destruction of neutrophils leading to neutropenia is therefore, inflammation-driven feltu to the body’s need for the immune response.

The spleen is an important lymphatic organ that is involved in filtration of the blood by discarding old and damaged red blood cells as well as maintaining platelet levels.

For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us. Add ds My Bibliography. In some affected individuals, Felty’s syndrome may develop during a period when the symptoms and physical sinsrome associated with rheumatoid arthritis have subsided or are not present; in this case, Felty’s syndrome may remain undiagnosed. Etiology The pathophysiology of FS is still not well understood butit has been proposed that an autoimmune response against neutrophil antigens might be the underlying mechanism.