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
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PRICE AE, SCHOENFELD JB. FELTY'S SYNDROME: REPORT OF A CASE WITH COMPLETE POSTMORTEM FINDINGS(REPORT OF A CASE WITH COMPLETE POSTMORTEM FINDINGS*). Ann Intern Med. 1934;7:1230–1239. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-10-1230
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(10):1230-1239.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology.
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