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Rheumatologic

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).


Nov 1, 2006 Issue
Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis [Article]

Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis are common, closely related vasculitic conditions that almost exclusively occur in patients older than 50 years. They may be manifestations of the same underlying disease and often coexist. Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica usually present with acut...


Oct 1, 2006 Issue
Kawasaki Disease: Summary of the American Heart Association Guidelines [Article]

Kawasaki disease is an acute vasculitis of childhood that predominantly affects the coronary arteries. The etiology of Kawasaki disease remains unknown, although an infectious agent is strongly suspected based on clinical and epidemiologic features. A genetic predisposition is also likely, based on ...


Sep 15, 2005 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis [Article]

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of synovial tissue and a wide array of multisystem comorbidities. Prevalence is estimated to be 0.8 percent worldwide, with women twice as likely to develop the disease as men. Untreated, 20 to 30 perc...


Dec 1, 2003 Issue
Diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematossus [Article]

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a multisystem inflammatory disease that is often difficult to diagnose. Before the diagnosis can be established, four of 11 clinical and laboratory criteria must be met. Antinuclear antibody titer is the primary laboratory test used to diagnose systemic lupus erythema...


Sep 15, 2003 Issue
Diagnostic Approach to Polyarticular Joint Pain [Article]

Identifying the cause of polyarticular joint pain can be difficult because of the extensive differential diagnosis. A thorough history and a complete physical examination are essential. Six clinical factors are helpful in narrowing the possible causes: disease chronology, inflammation, distribution,...


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