Rheumatoid Arthritis[ edit ] A 65 year old patient with rheumatoid arthritis displaying swan neck deformity. In this condition, the white blood cells travel through the blood stream to the synovial joints and release pro-inflammatory cytokines upon arrival. The result of this chemical release causes the synovial cells to release harmful chemicals in response as well as begin the growth of new blood vessels, forming a pannus. The pannus receives blood supply from the newly formed vessels and grows inward, invading the articular cartilage and bone within the joint.
|Published (Last):||24 May 2004|
|PDF File Size:||12.13 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||12.68 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Other times, they may have specific symptoms that occur with the syndrome, such as: eye discharge a burning feeling in the eyes fatigue joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformities a loss of appetite infections pale coloring to skin Additional symptoms may include ulcers, discolored areas on the skin, and an enlarged liver. These symptoms vary from case to case.
Your doctor will begin with a physical examination. The physical exam may reveal whether you have a swollen liver, spleen, or lymph nodes. Your joints may show signs of RA, such as swelling, redness, and warmth. Your doctor may also order an abdominal ultrasound and blood work, including a complete blood count CBC. A CBC may reveal that your white blood cell count is low. The abdominal ultrasound may reveal the presence of a swollen spleen.
Your doctor may prescribe methotrexate, which is the most effective form of treatment for many of the symptoms. Some people may also benefit from having their spleen surgically removed. If you experience recurring infections, following these tips can help reduce the amount of infections you experience: Try to avoid injuries. Get a yearly flu shot. Avoid crowded places during flu season. Wash your hands thoroughly.
What Is the Long-Term Outlook? Individuals who have their spleen removed may experience fewer symptoms, though the long-time benefit of this surgery is unknown, according to the NORD. Taking care of your immune system by avoiding those with the flu and getting a yearly flu shot can also reduce the amount of infections you experience.
Sindrome de Felty
Síndrome de Felty: causas, sintomas e diagnóstico