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pseudorheumatoid nodules


Definition: benign subcutaneous nodules of unknown etiology resembling rheumatoid nodules but not associated with rheumatic disease; may occur in multiple sites, such as the dorsa of the feet or hands, elbows, scalp, and pretibial area. Serologic test results for collagen vascular disease are negative.

Synonym(s): benign rheumatoid nodules

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