Rheumatic Diseases

Rheumatic Diseases

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

Rheumatic Diseases


A small case series suggests that the mTOR inhibitor sirolimus has fewer adverse events and similar efficacy to other options for steroid-refractory hepatitis.

Test yourself on symptoms of Löfgren syndrome, comorbdities of Down syndrome; complications of diabetes, and more in this week’s quiz.

giant cell arteritis

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 trachomatis

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.

MAB=monoclonal antibody.

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.

(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.


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