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Rheumatoid Nodule 

Rheumatoid Nodule
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Rheumatoid Nodule
Author(s):

Edward C. Rosenow

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199756926.003.0075
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date: 18 April 2021

Rheumatoid nodule is prone to pneumothorax

Commonly associated with rheumatoid effusion (bilateral in CXR on next slide)

Effusion is uncommonly associated with pleurisy (unlike systemic lupus erythematosus)

Rarely massive

Rheumatoid effusion with very low or even 0 mg/dL glucose; fluid clear with only a few polymorphonuclear leukocytes...

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