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Felty syndrome

  • Symptoms
    • General feeling of discomfort (malaise)
    • Fatigue
    • Loss of appetite
    • Unintentional weight loss
    • Pale-looking skin
    • Joint swelling, stiffness, pain, and deformity
    • Recurrent infections
    • Eye burning or discharge

    Signs and tests

    A physical examination will show:

    • Swollen spleen
    • Joints that show signs of rheumatoid arthritis
    • Possibly swollen liver and lymph nodes

    A complete blood count ( CBC) may show decreased number of white blood cells called neutrophils.

    An abdominal ultrasound may confirm a swollen spleen.