Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Felty's Syndrome Underlying Cause

Felty's syndrome results from an abnormal immune system, which normally fights infection. The immune system mistakenly attacks normal joint tissue and white blood cells. The cause of the abnormal immune system in Felty's syndrome is unknown.

Last Updated: Jun 17, 2009 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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