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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

Neurological symptoms may be the presenting feature in lupus, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and other rheumatic diseases, notes this review. Treatment may also cause neurological side effects including demyelination, tremor, and psychosis.

Rheumatologists can play a key role in management of the many subtypes of cryoglobulinemia by recognizing the chief symptoms. Challenge your knowledge in this brief quiz, then read a review by experts.

Reanalyzing randomized trials by different methods, including one about scleroderma and another involving fibrositis, has changed their conclusions. The authors of this analysis argue for more openness when reporting trial data.

A reviewer examines whether new hepatitis C treatments are cost-effective, shortly after the approval of several new options.

(VIDEO) First, a live demonstration of ultrasound probe placement to examine the Achilles tendon for enthesitis. Then, a narrated series of still slides and films showing normal and abnormal views from the ultrasound monitor.

Macrophage activation syndrome, a devastating complication of some rheumatic conditions, shows pathologic similarities to a rare hereditary condition. Genetic studies imply that their similarities may be more than coincidental.

Polycystic ovary syndrome, “dermatoses of pregnancy,” systemic sclerosis, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, gallbladder agenesis, sarcoidosis—a close look at medical problems seen frequently in women.

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