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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2015;88(2): 241-245.
반복하여 재발한 류마티스 결절증(nodulosis) 1예
이슬기, 유쾌한, 이걸, 김인영, 권희진, 차훈석, 황지원
성균관대학교 의과대학 삼성서울병원 내과
Rheumatoid Nodulosis with Recurrent Nodules: A Case Report
Seulkee Lee, Kwai Han Yoo, Keol Lee, In Young Kim, Hee Jin Kwon, Hoon-Suk Cha, Jiwon Hwang
Department of Internal Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Jiwon Hwang ,Tel: +82-2-3410-3439, Fax: +82-2-3410-3849, Email: ninedw.hwang@samsung.com
Received: May 24, 2014;   Revised: June 27, 2014;   Accepted: August 18, 2014.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
ABSTRACT
Rheumatoid nodulosis, a benign variant of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), is a rare condition characterized by multiple subcutaneous nodules and positive rheumatoid factor in the absence of systemic manifestations or joint disease. Asymptomatic nodules rarely require treatment, and are unlikely to recur after excision, except in cases in which RA develops. Here, we describe an unusual case of recurrent rheumatoid nodulosis in a 42-year-old female presenting with recurrent subcutaneous nodules on the plantar side of her left foot, which caused pain when walking. Nodules were initially excised to control symptoms; however, since the excision, the nodules have recurred twice in the absence of other RA symptoms.
Keywords: Rheumatoid nodulosis; Rheumatoid arthritis; Synovitis
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