M. C. Schmidt, M.D.; J. B. Workman, M.D., F.A.C.P.; W. F. Barth, M.D.
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A syndrome of calf pain, tenderness, and local erythema together with ankle edema and a positive Homan's sign occurs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The syndrome is secondary to extension, dissection, or rupture of a popliteal cyst into the calf. In many patients an incorrect diagnosis of deep vein thrombophlebitis is made and anticoagulants are used. We have recently seen this syndrome in four patients with rheumatoid arthritis. In two, it was bilateral but not simultaneous. In three patients, the correct diagnosis was established rapidly using scintillation scanning. Twenty to 25 µc (1 ml) of 131I human serum albumin were
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Schmidt MC, Workman JB, Barth WF. "Pseudophlebitis" and Rheumatoid Arthritis.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:842. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-842_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):842.
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