Soft tissue swellings in the foot: Rheumatoid nodulosis

William McMurrich, Colin Thomson, Neil D McKay, Euan McRorie, Donald Salter, John McKinley

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Background rheumatoid nodulosis is a rare disease characterised by multiple subcutaneous nodules, a high titre of rheumatoid factor, radiologically detectable cystic bone lesions, but with none or few of the systemic manifestations or joint activity of rheumatoid disease. Histopathologically, nodulosis is the same as the nodules found in rheumatoid arthritis. It is considered to be a benign variant of rheumatoid arthritis. A 69 year old male presents with multiple subcutaneous nodules on the feet. This case study highlights the benefits of ultrasound in establishing a correct diagnosis and management. Although rare, rheumatoid nodulosis is a consideration in the differential diagnoses of soft tissue swellings in the feet.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFoot (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2013


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