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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596
DINIZ, Michelle dos Santos et al. Rheumatoid nodules: evaluation of the therapeutic response to intralesional fluorouracil and triamcinolone. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.6, pp. 1236-1238. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000600035.
Rheumatoid nodules are the most common extra-articular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis and are present in around 20-25% of patients. Their etiology is unknown and although the nodules may undergo spontaneous remission during the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, they usually constitute a therapeutic challenge. The present paper describes a case in which the response of rheumatoid nodules was evaluated by ultrasound following infiltration of triamcinolone acetonide and 5-fluorouracil.
Keywords : Arthritis, rheumatoid; Fluorouracil; Rheumatoid nodule; Triamcinolone acetonide.