Rheumatic Diseases

Rheumatic Diseases

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

Rheumatic Diseases

Solow EB, Kazi S, and Makris UE. Update in Rheumatology: Evidence Published in 2013. Ann Intern Med. (2014) 10 April doi:10.7326/M14-0287

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.

Soumya Raychaudhuri MD

(ACR pediatrics 2014) How will the hundreds of new genetic biomarkers being found in rheumatology help us to untangle the web of complex diseases? In a brief podcast, a specialist in both rheumatology and genetics discusses recent and future progress.

(ACR Pediatrics 2014) Pattern-sorting analysis similar to Google ad technology has identified clusters of disease measures in records of children with rheumatic disease that appear more useful than current criteria sets.

Autoimmune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis and lupus more than triple the risk of epilepsy in young patients. Early treatment of a rheumatic condition reduces the epilepsy risk, a large study finds.


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