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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

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?

In two large randomized trials an anti-IL 17A monoclonal antibody proves better for psoriasis than placebo or etanercept.

Do European guidelines for axial spondylitis adequately address patient needs on the other side of the Atlantic?

A 71-year-old woman with one month of joint pain showed a classic sign of eosinophilic fasciitis.

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.

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.

In a 120-patient randomized trial, hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo at relieving the dryness, pain, and fatigue of Sjögren syndrome.

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