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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Rheumatoid nodules are most likely to appear in areas subject to repeated microtrauma (e.
Marked malaise with weight loss and rheumatoid nodules also were associated with increased risk of mortality, with odds ratios of 2.
neoaurum DNA was due to contamination and that the pathologic findings represented rheumatoid nodules.
However there was no significant correlation between CIMT and tender joint count, RF positivity, joint deformity and 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).
Features of RA are dominated by erosive polyarthritis in all cases and rheumatoid nodules in around 40% of the cases.
Inflammation in the synovial joint lining and rheumatoid nodules (RNs) are characteristic lesions present in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
The histologic features of these reactive lesions are similar to those described in rheumatoid nodules or infectious granulomas.
rheumatoid nodules (bumps under the skin-often formed close to the joints-that affect about a quarter of those with RA)
1) This patient has the morning stiffness, arthritis in more than 3 joints, symmetric arthritis, and rheumatoid nodules on her feet (Figure 3).