In this case study, Dr. Litvin presents a complicated case of neuromyelitis optica (Devic’s disease), a rare inflammatory autoimmune CNS disease affecting the spinal cord and optic nerves.
Irina Litvin, D.O.
A patient with uncontrolled hypertension, long-term Raynaud’s phenomenon, altered mental status, facial droop, dysarthria, diplopia and renal crisis.
Diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus and chikungunya, a woman embarks on a cross-continent trip for treatment and diagnosis at a city hospital.
How the “The Internet of Healthy Things” is improving healthcare delivery.
Photo Clinic: A case of pyoderma gangrenosum that failed antibiotics, steroids, other immunosuppressive agents, thalidomide and cyclosporine.
Case Study: A female patient presents with a case of pyoderma gangrenosum that fails multiple standard treatments.
Doctors, remember that pain is subjective and may not fall easily into a grading system, writes Dr. Irina Litvin, a rheumatology fellow at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Marijuana use is up as is concern over laced cannabis. Dr. Litvin shares her account of a patient self-medicating with a non-medical grade marijuana leading to negative outcomes.
Aggressive treatment early in rheumatoid arthritis is the accepted practice today. In this slideshow, Dr. Litvin reminds us of patients diagnosed in the pre-biologics era.