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RHEUMATOID NODULES

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RHEUMATOID NODULES

1. Areas of fibrinoid necrosis with a characteristic histologic appearance.
2. Initiated by small-vessel vasculitis.
3. Common sites - proximal ulna, olecranon bursa, tendons, pressure areas of hands and feet, lungs, pleura, pericardium, myocardium, vocal cord.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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