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.
Heart disease in rheumatoid arthritis is well known, but whether it's present in RA patients with no known heart disease or risk factors is not as well known.
Photo Clinic: A case of pyoderma gangrenosum that failed antibiotics, steroids, other immunosuppressive agents, thalidomide and cyclosporine.
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.
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?