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Rheumatoid Arthritis Extra-articular Signs

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Extra-articular Signs

  • Signs
  • Common Extra-Articular
  1. Rheumatoid Nodules
  2. Profound Fatigue
  3. Low-grade fever
  4. Normochromic Normocytic Anemia
  • Signs
  • Other Extra-Articular
  1. Cardiac
    1. Pericarditis
    2. Pericardial Effusion
    3. Rheumatoid Nodules in Great Vessel or Myocardium wall
      1. Causes Heart Block and Bundle Branch Block
  2. Lung
    1. Pulmonary Nodules
    2. Pleural Effusion (very low Pleural FluidGlucose)
  3. Ophthalmologic manifestations
    1. Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
    2. Scleritis
    3. Episcleritis
    4. Keratitis
    5. Scleromalacia
  4. Neurologic manifestations
    1. Rheumatoid granulomata near nerve roots
    2. Cervical Spine subluxation
      1. Results from Rheumatoid Arthritis erosions
  5. Hoarseness (extreme and progressive)
    1. Rheumatoid changes in laryngeal cricoarytenoid joints
  6. Systemic Vasculitis
  7. Felty's Syndrome