Felty () described five patients with chronic some cases of Felty’s syndrome (Calabresi, Edwards, .. No se lleg6 a controlar la enfermedad por transfu. La enfermedad pulmonar intersticial (EPI) constituye Palabras clave: Enfermedad pulmonar intersticial, artritis reumatoide, tratamiento. . Síndrome de Felty. El síndrome de Felty se caracteriza por reunir la tríada compuesta por: artritis reumatoide, neutropenia y esplenomegalia. Es una enfermedad autoinmune poco.
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InFelty 1 described the occurrence in five middle-aged adults of a syndrome characterized by chronic deforming arthritis, splenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, leukopenia and cutaneous pigmentation. Secondary anemia was present in all but one case, and in two patients low grade fever was detected. Felty apparently assumed that the clinical picture he had described had hitherto been unobserved in adults and offered two explanations for this unusual syndrome, namely, that the manifestations are part of one pathologic process, the counterpart in the adult of Still’s disease of childhood, and that the syndrome is merely the confusion of two separate clinical entities, i.
Felty favored the former explanation chiefly on the basis of the law of probability and concluded that he was dealing with a distinct clinical entity caused by a “noxa which simultaneously affects the joints, spleen and blood.
Felty Syndrome – NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)
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