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Here: a primary care perspective on diagnosis of -- and care of patients with -- rheumatologic disorders.
80-Year-Old Woman With Hip Pain
Whatever is causing this woman's hip pain, her x-ray looks quite severe. The diagnosis was correct 40 years ago, but it couldn't be treated effectively then. What's the problem?
Patients Get a Voice in PsA Guidelines and Research
Outcomes in psoriatic arthritis should improve, representatives of the research body GRAPPA assert, now that patients are gaining a role in creating symptom measures and definitions.
Secukinumab Effective for Psoriasis
In two large randomized trials an anti-IL 17A monoclonal antibody proves better for psoriasis than placebo or etanercept.
Coming Soon: North American Guidelines for AS and AxSpA
Do European guidelines for axial spondylitis adequately address patient needs on the other side of the Atlantic?
Lancet Case Report: Grooves Around the Veins
A 71-year-old woman with one month of joint pain showed a classic sign of eosinophilic fasciitis.
How's Your Sjögren's Patient? Dry Mouth Tells (Nearly) All
A comparative study finds the severity of xerostomia (oral dryness) in Sjögren syndrome a good indicator of other serious problems, including fatigue, anxiety, and cardiovascular symptoms.
Interferon Mutation Causes Fatal Infant Vasculopathy
A rare vasculitis that is fatal in adolescence turns out to be caused by a mutation in interferon that affects the JAK pathway. This has implications for other auto-inflammatory diseases including lupus.
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