Felty Syndrome - Information - Symptoms - Treatment Options
Felty's syndrome is a disorder characterized by rheumatoid arthritis, an enlarged spleen, a decreased white blood cell count, and recurrent infection. People with this syndrome are usually already under treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Splenectomy (removal of the spleen) may improve the white cell count and the susceptibility to infections.
Spleen removal (Splenectomy)
Spleen removal surgery or Splenectomy is required to remove a diseased or damaged spleen.
Spleen removal - (Series)
The spleen is an organ involved in the production and maintenance of red blood cells, the production of certain circulating white blood cells, as a part of the lymph system, and as a part of the immune system.
Post-splenectomy syndrome is a group of symptoms and signs that frequently occur after surgical removal of the spleen (splenectomy).
Felty syndrome is a potentially serious condition that is associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Although many individuals with Felty syndrome have no symptoms, others may develop life-threatening infections.
Felty's syndrome is a complication of long standing rheumatoid arthritis defined by the presence of 3 conditions: rheumatoid arthritis, an enlarged spleen, and an abnormally low white blood count, from MedicineNet.