A disorder that is c characterised by an enlarged spleen and an unusually low white blood cell count. Felty’s syndrome is seen in some people with rheumatoid arthritis, but the precise cause is unknown.
Symptoms of Felty’s syndrome can include fatigue, general malaise, weight loss, loss of appetite, joint swelling, joint stiffness, recurrent infections and anaemia. Potential signs of the condition in clued an enlarged spleen and in certain cases, swollen lymph nodes.
Treatment is the same as for rheumatoid arthritis. Splenectomy (removal of the spleen) can be necessary in certain cases.