rheumatoid nodules


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rheumatoid nodules

[′rü·mə‚tȯid ′näj·ülz]
(medicine)
Subcutaneous lateral foci of fibrinoid degeneration or necrosis surrounded by mononuclear cells in a regular palisade arrangement, occurring usually in association with rheumatoid arthritis or rheumatic fever.
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Pathologic features may include vasculitis, rheumatoid nodules, and meningeal inflammation, with the latter 2 features being most common (5).
We found no evidence of rheumatoid nodules, dural inflammation, or fibrinoid necrosis.
Rheumatoid nodules have been regarded as one of the systemic lesions of RA and are probably initiated by immune complexes.
Rheumatoid nodules did not appear as diagnostic criteria in 2010 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) classification for early RA.
Rheumatoid nodules usually present clinically as a firm, flesh-colored, non-tender, freely movable mass.
Histologic examination revealed an intramural lesion composed entirely of spindle and epithelioid histiocytes arranged in a palisaded pattern, with central necrosis (Figure 1) similar to the features of a rheumatoid nodule.
The present case had a similar area of necrosis, characteristic of a granuloma associated with prior surgery or a rheumatoid nodule, but the patient did not have any history of genitourinary surgery, trauma, infection, or systemic autoimmune disease.
In order of frequency, they found rheumatoid nodules in 18.
Our study found the rheumatoid nodule rate to be 7.
Rheumatoid nodule and subcutaneous granuloma annulare: a comparative histologic study.
Other possible causes of neuropathy may be mechanical compression of nerves by swelling of soft tissue, bone erosions and joint deformity or rheumatoid nodules (7).