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A refugee from Africa presented with seven months of recurrent painful oral ulcers that began before arriving in the United States.
Mar 1, 2017 Issue
Radioactive Iodine Therapy vs. Antithyroid Medications for Graves Disease [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Radioactive iodine therapy and antithyroid medications produce similar health-related quality-of-life outcomes in patients with Graves disease. Radioactive iodine therapy is an appropriate choice for patients who prefer definitive treatment.
The five-year survival rate of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus has improved to more than 95%. Find out which preventive services are needed for these patients, and when to refer to a rheumatologist.
Five hours after birth, scattered petechiae developed over the trunk and extremities of a newborn.
A woman with systemic lupus erythematosus had pain in her hands and discoloration on the tips of her fingers and toes when exposed to cold.
Nov 1, 2014 Issue
IDSA Releases Recommendations on Vaccinations in Immunocompromised Patients [Practice Guidelines]
Recommended vaccination schedules for immunocompetent children and adults are published annually by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccination of immunocompromised patients is important because impaired host defenses predisp...
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photgraph or other image.
One in 2,000 children younger than 18 years is thought to have a primary immunodeficiency disease. Antibody, combined B-cell and T-cell, phagocytic, and complement disorders are the most common types. Children with these diseases tend to have bacterial or fungal infections with unusual organisms, or...
Antibody testing plays an important role when assessing patients, but should not be used alone to diagnose SLE.