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:
- Physical therapy for Felty's syndrome
- Occupational therapy for Felty's syndrome
- Exercise plan developed with your doctor.
- Weight loss if you are overweight
- Rest for painful joints:
- Aurothioglucose (Solganal)
- Immunosuppressive agents:
- Colony-stimulating factors: for anemia and low white blood cell counts
- Splenectomy for Felty's syndrome:
- Surgery to remove the spleen
- 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:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain
Second line Therapy:
Felty's Syndrome Specialist
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