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.
A patient with uncontrolled hypertension, long-term Raynaud’s phenomenon, altered mental status, facial droop, dysarthria, diplopia and renal crisis.
New research clarifies the presentation and treatment of nail psoriasis for rheumatologists, dermatologists and general practitioners.
Ankylosing spondylitis involving the symphysis pubis is a rare and very unusual manifestation in male and females. Herein, we present a case of a 43-year-old female with ankylosing spondylitis involving the symphysis pubis.
A dermatologist has referred a patient who presented with a nodule on the edge of her ear. Can you guess the unusual diagnosis that led to the referral?
This 14-year-old girl not only has lupus; she has also been diagnosed with arthritis, a vasculitic rash, and myositis. Can you guess what's actually going on here?
Swelling and stiffness in both knees kept this preadolescent girl from the usual running and jumping. Xrays were normal. What do you make of the MRI images?
The 45-year-old woman turned up in the emergency room with an acutely painful, swollen thumb. Aspiration results were uninformative. What's the diagnosis?
Rheumatologists can play a key role in management of the many subtypes of cryoglobulinemia by recognizing the chief symptoms. Challenge your knowledge in this brief quiz, then read a review by experts.
Can you guess the unusual cause for this man's knee pain? What else is going on?