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Here: a primary care perspective on diagnosis of -- and care of patients with -- rheumatologic disorders.
For Steroid-Resistant Autoimmune Hepatitis, Consider Sirolimus
A small case series suggests that the mTOR inhibitor sirolimus has fewer adverse events and similar efficacy to other options for steroid-refractory hepatitis.
Löfgren Syndrome: Do You Know the Signs & Symptoms?
Test yourself on symptoms of Löfgren syndrome, comorbdities of Down syndrome; complications of diabetes, and more in this week’s quiz.
GCA and PR on NEJM
The latest edition of the New England Journal features a major review on giant-cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica. We present briefly the details on diagnosis, treatment, and pathogenesis.
Chlamydia-Induced Arthritis: Five New Insights and a Possible Cure
About one in 20 patients with genital chlamydia, the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease in the US, progress to reactive arthritis. This is simple to treat, but devilish to detect and diagnose.
New Biologics at EULAR 2014: Stop and Wait
The Trouble With Trauma in Ankylosing Spondylitis
This is the tale of a 51-year-old man with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) who fell backwards from standing height while climbing out of the bath, and landed on his back.
New Catalogue Sorts IgG4RD From Sjögren's
(EULAR 2014) IgG4-related disorder and Sjögren syndrome share some symptoms, but have different treatments. A new study involving registry and clinical research data shows how to tell them apart.