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Revista Médica La Paz

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BERRIOS ARANDO, Abel; MENDOZA LOPEZ VIDELA, Jhosep Nilss  y  RAMOS LOZA, Coral Marina. FELTY SYNDROME: A CASE REPORT. Rev. Méd. La Paz [online]. 2015, vol.21, n.2, pp. 46-49. ISSN 1726-8958.

Felty's Sindrome (SF) is an extraarticular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (AR), characterized by: AR, neutropenia and splenomegaly which is infrequent but hursh. It is developed in people of middle age and with an history of AR. The diagnosis is strictly clinical and the treatment is focused on subside the joint pain, the infections and relieve osseus deformities. We report the case of a woman of 46 years old who entered by the service of emergency with respiratory difficult, fever and neutropenia who was diagnosed with pneumonia in study. The following work shows splenomegaly and was diagnosed with AR of many years of evolution. It stated along with another evidences supported the diagnosis of SF. The particular interest ofthis case is to presentan unusual complication of AR, which occasionally could be sub-diagnosticated. The patients with continuous neutropenia, high levels of rheumatoid factor and autoantibodies have to be suspects of develop SF as an initial presentation of AR or with an AR without diagnosis like on this case.

Palabras clave : Felty's Sindrome; splenomegaly; neutropenia; rheumatoid arthritis.

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