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Nodules Explained

Nodules Are Not Uncommon in Rheumatoid Arthritis


Updated June 27, 2014

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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