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By James R. O'Dell, Josef S. Smolen (auth.), John H. Stone (eds.)

ISBN-10: 184800933X

ISBN-13: 9781848009332

A Clinician's Pearls and Myths in Rheumatology is a wealthy assemblage of the scientific knowledge of professional rheumatologists from an entire variety of specialties and nationalities. It examines the nuggets of knowledge, or ‘pearls’ received from collective scientific adventure in regards to the analysis or remedy of varied illnesses when additionally aiming to debunk convinced myths that experience motivated the perform of many clinicians yet have confirmed false.

The pithy sort of writing guarantees that the reader completely enjoys delving into this trove of diagnostic and healing information. additionally, an abundance of illustrations, together with three hundred medical photos, considerably augments the reader’s figuring out of those ‘pearls’.

With contributions from 126 authors around the quite a few subspecialties in rheumatology, and comprising a complete of greater than 1400 Pearls and Myths, this booklet really presents the corpus of present medical knowledge in rheumatology.

Dr John H. Stone, MD MPH is medical Director of Rheumatology at Massachusetts common clinic, Boston, MA. He has pioneered loads of scientific study in rheumatology, rather within the region of systemic vasculitis.

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Pearl: RV is associated with other extraarticular disease, including scleromalacia perforans. Comment: Vasculitis of RA almost always occurs in patients with other extraarticular features, including nodulosis and inflammatory eye disease. The vasculitis may involve systemic organs including the viscera and the cranial arteries. The involvement of parenchymal organs is often catastrophic Comment: A marked increase in acute phase reactants may reflect active joint disease as well as extraarticular manifestations.

Philadelphia, PA, Mosby, 2008, pp. 773–783 Turesson C, O’Fallon WM, Crowson C, et al Extraarticular disease manifestations in rheumatoid arthritis: Incidence, trends, and risk factors over 46 years. Annals of Rheumatic Disease 2003; 62:722–727 Turesson, C, McClelland, R, Christianson, TJ, Matteson, EL. No decrease over time in the incidence of vasculitis or other extra-artic-ular manifestations in rheumatoid arthritis (abstract). Arthritis Rheum 2004; 50:S380 Turesson C, Schaid DJ, Weyand CM, et al The impact of HLA-DRB1 genes on extraarticular disease manifestations in rheumatoid arthritis.

L. Matteson a Fig. 2 Vasculitis of the left great toe in a patient with RA of 5 months duration treated with methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine. Minimal synovitis is present. Biopsy of the skin was consistent with a leukocytoclastic vasculitis. The patient developed a foot drop from mononeuritis, which responded to oral prednisone, at an initial dose of 1 mg/kg/daily (Figure courtesy of Dr. Eric Matteson) phenotypes are strongly associated with extraarticular disease manifestations including RV (Turesson et al.

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