Felty's syndrome

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Felty's syndrome

 [fel´tēz]
a syndrome of splenomegaly with chronic rheumatoid arthritis and leukopenia; there are usually pigmented spots on the skin of the lower extremities, and sometimes there is other evidence of hypersplenism such as anemia or thrombocytopenia.

Felty's syndrome

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS associated with enlargement of the SPLEEN and a reduction in the number of white cells in the blood. There is also often anaemia, loss of weight, enlarged lymph nodes and an increased susceptibility to infection. (Augustus Roi Felty, 1885–1963, American physician).

Felty's syndrome

An autoimmune disorder in which neutropenia is associated with rheumatoid arthritis and an enlarged spleen.
Mentioned in: Neutropenia