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Nodules Explained

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Updated February 13, 2013

Definition: Nodules are a collection of tissue appearing as a knot or knob under the skin. Nodules are seen in 20-30% of rheumatoid arthritis patients. They may occur anywhere on the body, but are most often seen over the bony prominences.

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Pronunciation: nod-yule
Also Known As: rheumatoid nodules
Common Misspellings: rhuematoid nodules
Examples:
There was evidence of a rheumatoid nodule near the elbow.

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