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Are blood tests used to diagnose Felty's syndrome?

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Your doctor also will have you take a blood test to diagnose Felty's syndrome (FS). People with FS have very low levels of special white blood cells called neutrophils. These are important for fighting off bacterial infections.

From: What Is Felty's Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Almoalim, H. January 2005. The Journal of Rheumatology,

American College of Rheumatology: "Rituximab (Rituxan and MabThera)."

Arthritis Foundation: "Methotrexate: Managing Side Effects."

The Arthritis Society: "Felty's Syndrome."

Chandra, P. July-August 2008. American Journal of Therapeutics,

Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education: "Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Diseases Information Center: "Felty's Syndrome."

Heylen, H. November 16, 2012. The Open Rheumatology Journal,

Mayo Clinic: "Anemia."

National Center for Advancing and Translational Sciences: Genetic and Rare.

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Felty Syndrome."

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society: "Felty's Syndrome."

NHS: "Spleen problems and spleen removal."

Owlia, M. Dec. 31, 2014. The Open Rheumatology Journal,

Spivak, J. September 1977. The Johns Hopkins Medical Journal,

University of Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: "Gold Treatment."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 15, 2018

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