Author | Karishma Ramsubeik, MD

Articles

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.