This complication occurs in up to 44% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Gregory M. Weiss, MD
The challenge: to distinguish patients at risk for progression to RA from those who have non-rheumatic arthritis.
What constellation of symptoms points to the diagnosis?
Inflammation may underlie the link between major depressive disorder and RA.
When disease activity is high and/or function impaired, consider depression a likely comorbidity that may be a result of inflammation.
An international research team compared the Physician’s Global Assessment with separate evaluations of skin and musculoskeletal disease activity in PsA.
Is an innate biologic effect responsible for a better response to TNF inhibitors in men?
How exposure to vapor, gas, dust, and fumes can contribute to the progression of RA.
Early therapy for undifferentiated arthritis can reduce the risk of progression to full-blown rheumatoid arthritis.
Although disease activity remains the key risk factor, this test can identify a greater predisposition to thrombosis.