CALVIN J. DYKMAN, M.D.; GILBERT J. GALENS, M.D.; ARMIN E. GOOD, M.D.
Subcutaneous nodules are rather common extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis, characteristically appearing as rounded, firm nontender structures overlying pressure areas. This report concerns two patients with classical rheumatoid arthritis, Stage III, Class III, who in addition to numerous subcutaneous nodules had striking subcutaneous linear bands that were histologically compatible with rheumatoid granuloma. Elongated subcutaneous lesions are unique in our experience and have not, to our knowledge, been previously described as a manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis.
Patient J. L. B. (Ann Arbor V. A. No. 0-14801), a 39-year-old white male, was admitted to the Ann Arbor Veterans
DYKMAN CJ, GALENS GJ, GOOD AE. Linear Subcutaneous Bands in Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Unusual Form of Rheumatoid Granuloma. Ann Intern Med. ;63:134–140. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-1-134
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(1):134-140.
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