rheumatoid nodules


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rheu·ma·toid nod·ules

subcutaneous nodules, occurring most commonly over bony prominences, in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis; microscopically, the nodules are foci of fibrinoid necrosis, surrounded by a palisade of fibroblasts.

rheu·ma·toid nod·ules

(rū'mă-toyd nod'yūlz)
Subcutaneous nodules occurring in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
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Erosions and rheumatoid nodules aren't part of the current diagnostic criteria.
One-fifth of people with RA develop subcutaneous rheumatoid nodules along the pressure points of the extensor surface of the ulna.
1) RA is marked by several key characteristics, including synovitis occurring in a symmetrical fashion, polyarthritis, morning stiffness lasting over an hour, periods of disease flare-ups followed by periods of disease remission, and the development of subcutaneous rheumatoid nodules.
The histologic characteristics of the lesions in our patient appeared to be the same as those of subcutaneous rheumatoid nodules.
Rather, the lesions were likely rheumatoid nodules.
2,10,12-15) Rheumatoid nodules are considered the most specific form of lung involvement by RA and more common in patients with rheumatoid nodules in the skin.
Usually, pulmonary rheumatoid nodules are multiple, involving the lower lobes of the lungs, and can cavitate (Figure 14).
Loss of energy -- Low-grade fevers -- Loss of appetite -- Dry eyes and mouth from an associated condition known as Sjogren's syndrome -- Firm lumps called rheumatoid nodules beneath the skin in areas such as the elbow and hands
VIENNA -- Early rheumatoid nodules, pulmonary involvement, and malaise with weight loss are predictive of long-term poor out-comes in rheumatoid arthritis, Gouri Koduri, M.
The exact relation between granuloma annulare and diabetes, necrobiotic granuloma, and rheumatoid nodules has been debated (24, 25).