Author | Ghaith M. Mitri, MD

Articles

Paget Disease Presenting as a Chronic Symmetrical Polyarthritis

June 14, 2012

J.S. is a 69-year-old woman who presented with bilateral knee pain that she had had for 5 years.

Eosinophilic Fasciitis: A Difficult Diagnosis

March 02, 2012

Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF), also known as Shulman disease and diffuse fasciitis with eosinophilia, is an uncommon condition that often is confused with scleroderma because they have similar features.

Arthritis in a patient with severe psoriasis: Narrowing the differential

August 29, 2009

An 84-year-old woman presented with pain and swelling in her knees and hands. She had a history of severe psoriasis and osteoarthritis. How can you make a differential diagnosis when OA may coexist with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, OA, and crystal arthritis? Read on to find out.

When diagnosis of rheumatologic disease does not "follow the book"

March 16, 2009

Not all patients with symptoms suggestive of a rheumatologic disease leave their doctor's office with a firm diagnosis in hand.