Felty Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 13, 2019
  • Author: Richard M Keating, MD, FACR, FACP; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Felty syndrome (FS)?

What is the pathophysiology of Felty syndrome (FS)?

What are risk factors for Felty syndrome (FS)?

What is the prevalence of Felty syndrome (FS)?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of Felty syndrome (FS)?

What is the prognosis of Felty syndrome (FS)?

What is included in patient education about Felty syndrome (FS)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Felty syndrome (FS)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Felty syndrome (FS)?

What are the possible complications of Felty syndrome (FS)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of Felty syndrome (FS)?

How is Felty syndrome (FS) differentiated from LGL?

What are the differential diagnoses for Felty Syndrome?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of Felty syndrome (FS)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Felty syndrome (FS)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of Felty syndrome (FS)?

Treatment

How is Felty syndrome (FS) treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Felty syndrome (FS)?

What is the role of medications in the treatment of Felty syndrome (FS)?

What is the role of splenectomy in the treatment of Felty syndrome (FS)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of Felty syndrome (FS)?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for Felty syndrome (FS)?

Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastics, Monoclonal Antibody are used in the treatment of Felty Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Hematopoietic Growth Factors are used in the treatment of Felty Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressants are used in the treatment of Felty Syndrome?