ALVIN E. PRICE, A.B., M.D.; JOHN B. SCHOENFELD, B.S., M.D.
In 1924, Felty1 reported five cases of an unusual syndrome occurring in undernourished, middle-aged people and characterized by three important clinical features: enlargement of the spleen, leukopenia and arthritis. Recently a sixth case, showing all of the above characteristics and in addition a gastric achlorhydria, was reported by Hanrahan and Miller.2 In the latter case, a splenectomy was done, this resulting in definite improvement in the arthritis.
We have recently observed a patient who presented all of the above clinical features and whom we therefore believe can be justly classified under this new syndrome. Splenectomy was agreed upon in this
PRICE AE, SCHOENFELD JB. FELTY'S SYNDROME: REPORT OF A CASE WITH COMPLETE POSTMORTEM FINDINGS1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:1230–1239. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-10-1230
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(10):1230-1239.
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