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Rheumatic Diseases

Rheumatic Diseases

Here: a primary care perspective on diagnosis of -- and care of patients with -- rheumatologic disorders.

Rheumatic Diseases

British rheumatology experts have proposed guidelines for managing adults with ANCA-associated vasculitides (AAVs) -- granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and microscopic polyangiitis.

(ACR Pediatrics 2014) Children growing into young adults with rheumatic diseases often fail to get the care they need, for numerous complicated reasons. The ACA could change all this, with implications for adult rheumatologists. Here, a brief look at the situation and some solutions.

(ACR Pediatrics 2014) Large research partnerships are proving key to conquering childhood rheumatic diseases like juvenile idiopathic arthritis. To continue the advance, however, larger mergers and newer kinds of data are required.

The best news for rheumatologists from last year, in this review, involved osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis -- including a good way to assess cardiovascular risk in RA.

A case study in a dermatology journal discusses a stubborn case of cryoglobulinemia with unusual involvement of the iris. Rituxan resistance is increasing in this condition.

People with psoriatic arthritis, particularly women, are more likely than psoriasis-only patients to have depression and/or anxiety. Poorly recognized and treated, this problem may affect the success of treatment for PsA.

The 56-year-old woman in this unique case study showed a rare, late involvement of the bones in sarcoidosis: herniated lumbar disks. Lung opacities turned up on CT, and a biopsy found noncaseating granuloma.

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