Hyperviscosity syndrome in rheumatoid arthritis.


The course of a patient with rheumatoid hyperviscosity syndrome is described. Manifestations of hyperviscosity included somnolence, circulatory overload, bleeding diathesis and dilated retinal veins. Serum hyperviscosity was associated with marked hypergammaglobulinemia, elevated IgM and IgG serum concentrations, and high titers of rheumatoid factor. High… (More)


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@article{Baron1982HyperviscositySI, title={Hyperviscosity syndrome in rheumatoid arthritis.}, author={M. Baron and A. G. Fam and Irmi Elkan and Brian J. Underdown}, journal={The Journal of rheumatology}, year={1982}, volume={9 6}, pages={843-9} }