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Rheumatic Diseases

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

Rheumatic Diseases

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.

Three eminent rheumatologists have posted their comprehensive textbook of rheumatology online, open-access and free. They are calling it Rheumaknowledgy.

A special issue of a science journal is devoted to inflammatory pathways important in autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Watch these names: The major signals are already turning up as targets for new drugs in rheumatology.

scleroderma

A general overview of the fibrosis process discusses mechanisms and cell pathways in brief while focusing on clinical issues.

About 30% of rheumatologists don't pre-test patients for hepatitis B before prescribing immunosuppressant medications. These authors offer new guidance for screening.

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