Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Felty's Syndrome Treatment

Treatment for Felty's syndrome focuses on controlling the underlying rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment often includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise plan, weight loss, joint rest, medications to control inflammation, and removal of the spleen.

Treatment options for Felty's syndrome includes:

Treatment goals:
  • Avoid infection.
  • Avoid treatment side effects.
  • Maintain white blood counts at reasonable levels.
  • Maintain joint function and mobility.
  • Prevent joint damage and deformity.
  • Relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

For more information:
Rheumatoid arthritis treatment

Felty's Syndrome Drugs

Felty's syndrome requires long-term medications to suppress inflammation.

First Line Therapy:

Second line Therapy:

Felty's Syndrome Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat Felty's syndrome:

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Felty's Syndrome References
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  2. Talip F, Walker N, Khan W, Zimmermann B. Treatment of Felty's syndrome with leflunomide. J Rheumatol. 2001 Apr;28(4):868-70. [11327265]
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