RICK A. MOORE, M.D.; CAROLYN M. BRUNNER, M.D.; WILLIAM R. SANDUSKY, M.D.; BYRD S. LEAVELL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The clinical, hematologic, and serologic features, before and after splenectomy, of 15 patients with Felty's syndrome are described. Follow-up periods ranged from 1 to 13½ years. Splenectomy relieved the neutropenia in 66% of the patients, with no late relapses. The frequency of infections was markedly decreased in most of the patients who had a return of the neutrophil count to normal after splenectomy. The indications and contraindications for splenectomy are discussed.
MOORE RA, BRUNNER CM, SANDUSKY WR, et al. Felty's Syndrome: Long-Term Follow-up After Splenectomy. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:381–385. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-3-381
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(3):381-385.
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