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Subcutaneous rheumatoid nodules.
  1. W J Mastboom,
  2. F H van der Staak,
  3. C Festen,
  4. M H Postma
  1. Department of General Surgery, St Radboud University Hospital, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.


    We describe seven children with subcutaneous rheumatoid nodules who had no clinical evidence of rheumatoid arthritis. Only one girl was seropositive for antinuclear factors and had a slightly raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Clinical aspects, risks for developing rheumatoid arthritis, and treatment of this entity are discussed.

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