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September 1982

Pseudorheumatoid Nodule Involving the Orbit

Author Affiliations

From the Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California, School of Medicine, Los Angeles (Drs Floyd, Brown, and Minckler); and the Department of Pathology, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (Dr Isaacs).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(9):1478-1480. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030040456018

• We report a clinicopathologic study of an unusual case of pseudorheumatoid nodule involving the right orbit of a child. Pathologically, the orbital lesion was similar to subcutanous nodules of rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic fever. The physical findings and laboratory studies in our case did not reveal any evidence of systemic disease. Based on a review of reported cases involving other locations, this lesion appears clinically benign in children.

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