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Atypical rheumatoid nodules: a possible precursor to a rheumatoid variant in a rheumatoid-factor-negative patient. Case report.

Authors
  • Kim, Sharon
  • Parker, Wendy L
  • Beckenbaugh, Robert D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hand (New York, N.Y.)
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2009
Volume
4
Issue
1
Pages
62–65
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11552-008-9146-7
PMID: 19048351
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Subcutaneous nodules occur in approximately 20-25% of rheumatoid factor (RF)-positive rheumatoid patients. In this paper, we present a unique case of a 47-year-old healthy RF-negative woman with a 3-year history of necrobiotic nodules over the dorsum of her hands, extensor forearms, and lower extremities. This may represent an atypical presentation or a new rheumatoid variant.

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