Nov 15, 2017 Issue
Spondyloarthritis: NICE Releases Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment [Practice Guidelines]

Spondyloarthritis comprises inflammatory disorders that have some overlapping characteristics. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released a guideline on diagnosing and treating spondyloarthritis.

Sep 1, 2016 Issue
Nontender Elbow Nodules [Photo Quiz]

A woman presented with long-standing pain and stiffness in multiple joints. She had tenderness of metacarpophalangeal joints and nodules over the extensor surfaces of her elbows.

Aug 15, 2016 Issue
Joint Pain and Fatigue: It Could Be Anything [Close-ups]

Diagnosed with lupus, a physician reflects on the shift from usual aches and pains to fatigue that puts life on hold.

Feb 15, 2016 Issue
A Resolving Rash on the Breast [Photo Quiz]

A woman presented with a rash that began as a large plaque affecting one-fourgh of her breast then decreased to a small plaque affecting only the nipple.

Jul 1, 2015 Issue
Differential Diagnosis of Polyarticular Arthritis [Article]

Many conditions can cause joint pain. Diagnosis requires distinguishing between inflammatory and noninflammatory arthritis, as well as recognizing nonarticular conditions. Learn the common symptoms and signs of the possible etiologies of joint pain.

Mar 15, 2015 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Kawasaki Disease [Article]

Learn the diagnostic criteria for identifying Kawasaki disease, the most prominent cause of acquired coronary artery disease in childhood. Transthoracic echocardiography is needed to detect coronary aneurysms. Intravenous immunoglobulin and aspirin are the cornerstones of treatment.

Nov 15, 2013 Issue
Recognition and Management of Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis [Article]

Polymyalgia rheumatica affects proximal muscles and joints, causing disability in older adults. Giant cell arteritis affects medium and large arteries and can result in blindness. These conditions overlap significantly, often occurring together. Despite the similarities, each has distinct symptoms, ...

Dec 1, 2011 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis [Article]

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most commonly diagnosed systemic inflammatory arthritis. Women, smokers, and those with a family history of the disease are most often affected. Criteria for diagnosis include having at least one joint with definite swelling that is not explained by another disease. The l...

Mar 15, 2009 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Sjogren Syndrome [Article]

Sjogren syndrome is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by dry eyes and dry mouth. Other organ systems are affected in many patients. Sjogren syndrome is classified as primary or secondary. In primary disease, Sjogren syndrome is a solitary process, whereas secondary disease accompanies anot...

Jun 15, 2007 Issue
Ophthalmologic Examinations in Children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis [Practice Guidelines]

Guidelines on the use and frequency of ophthalmologic examinations in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis are available from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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