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Pseudorheumatoid nodules in an adult.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6619516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The finding of soft tissue lesions that present as rheumatoid nodules in a patient with no history or symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis or rheumatic fever sets the stage for a variety of differential diagnoses. One of the diagnoses that must be considered is the pseudorheumatoid nodule, which is rarely found in the adult. This article deals with one such case. A review of the literature is discussed along with a description of the remaining diagnoses from which it is distinguished. In this particular case, the patient presented lesions typifying those of rheumatoid nodules with the absence of any constitutional symptoms. Follow-up to date shows no signs of rheumatoid arthritis, although the literature does suggest the possibility that these lesions may be the precursor of the disease.
J M Cohen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of foot surgery     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0449-2544     ISO Abbreviation:  J Foot Surg     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-11-23     Completed Date:  1983-11-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0132575     Medline TA:  J Foot Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Diagnosis, Differential
Foot Dermatoses / diagnosis*,  surgery
Granuloma / diagnosis
Lipoma / diagnosis
Metatarsophalangeal Joint / pathology*
Rheumatic Fever / diagnosis
Rheumatoid Nodule / diagnosis*
Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis
Toe Joint / pathology*

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