Neoplasm Mimics of Rheumatologic Presentations: Sialadenitis, Ocular Masquerade Syndromes, Retroperitoneal Fibrosis, and Regional Pain Syndromes

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Neoplasm Mimics of Rheumatologic Presentations: Sialadenitis, Ocular Masquerade Syndromes, Retroperitoneal Fibrosis, and Regional Pain Syndromes

This article reviews a group of miscellaneous malignant conditions that may mimic rheumatologic diseases. Primary salivary gland cancer as well as lymphoproliferative conditions such as lymphoma and IgG4 related syndromes…

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Paraneoplastic Myalgias and Myositis

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Paraneoplastic Myalgias and Myositis

The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) are a group of acquired, heterogeneous, connective tissue diseases that mainly affect skeletal muscle. Characteristic clinical and histopathologic features allow their classification into polymyositis, dermatomyositis,…

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Neoplastic and Paraneoplastic Synovitis

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Neoplastic and Paraneoplastic Synovitis

Malignant disease often needs to be considered in the initial evaluation of patients with synovitis. Cancer can affect the synovium directly, either as a primary tumor or as a metastasis….

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Serologic Laboratory Findings in Malignancy

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Serologic Laboratory Findings in Malignancy

Autoantibodies are extremely promising diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of cancer, and have the potential to promote early diagnosis and to make a large impact by improving patient outcome and decreasing…

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Rheumatic Manifestations of Cancer

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Rheumatic Manifestations of Cancer

The wide range of rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions that can appear in association with cancer emphasizes that rheumatic disease is a major component of the spectrum of paraneoplastic manifestations. Although the…

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