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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

A report from Japan describes 235 patients with immunoglobulin G4-related disease, which is characterized by masses in various organs and infiltration of plasma cells.

shoulder impingement syndrome

Arthroplasty takes another hit: A group from Finland reports that, besides being no better for shoulder impingement syndrome than an exercise program, it doesn't help those who gain no relief from the physical therapy.

radiculopathy

Epidural steroid injections and gabapentin lower pain scores and boost functional capacity, but differences between the two modalities are small and results are transitory.

A review and a research study take a closer look at the small vessel disease that's generally tied to hepatitis C but may arise in autoimmune disorders. The latter finds new markers for severity.

Can you identify the most common symptoms of Löfgren syndrome ?

lupus

Lupus is the condition that most frequently requires attention to skin problems, but it's far from the only reason for a rheumatologist's patient to see a dermatologist. In the case of lupus, however, the lesion may be a clue to prognosis.

lupus

Even a well-informed patient may sometimes throw your prescription in the trash. Here a young woman with lupus describes what sometimes prompts her simply to ignore her doctor's best advice about treatment.

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