Felty's syndrome: response to parenteral gold

H. S. Luthra, D. L. Conn, R. H. Ferguson

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Abstract

Eight patients with Felty's syndrome who had associated fevers, cutaneous ulcers, or infections were treated with parenteral gold. A satisfactory response was noted in 7 of the 8 patients. Improvement in leukopenia (7/8), decrease in infections (5/8) and fevers (7/8), and healing of ulcers (4/5) were noted. No significant longterm toxicity was observed. We conclude that gold has a role in the treatment of this complication of rheumatoid arthritis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)902-909
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume8
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1981

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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Luthra, H. S., Conn, D. L., & Ferguson, R. H. (1981). Felty's syndrome: response to parenteral gold. Journal of Rheumatology, 8(6), 902-909.