Clinical Features of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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70 Clinical Features of Rheumatoid Arthritis Susan E. Sweeney, Edward D. Harris, Jr., Gary S. Firestein Key Points Rheumatoid arthritis is a symmetric inflammatory polyartciular arthritis that mainly affects the…

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Imaging Modalities in Rheumatic Diseases

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58 Imaging Modalities in Rheumatic Diseases Mikkel Ƙstergaard, Robert G.W. Lambert, Walter Grassi Key Points Practical Use of Imaging in Inflammatory Joint Diseases A. Peripheral joints Use in clinical practice:…

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Hip and Knee Pain

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48 Hip and Knee Pain James I. Huddleston, Stuart Goodman Key Points The clinician should be able to narrow the differential diagnosis of hip or knee pain down to two…

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Clinical Features and Treatment of Scleroderma

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84 Clinical Features and Treatment of Scleroderma Francesco Boin, Fredrick M. Wigley Key Points Systemic sclerosis is a multisystem connective tissue disease affecting the skin and internal organs. The disease…

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Familial Autoinflammatory Syndromes

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97 Familial Autoinflammatory Syndromes Anna Simon, Jos W.M. van der Meer, Joost P.H. Drenth Key Points Autoinflammatory disorders are characterized by recurrent or chronic inflammation without signs of infection or…

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Genetics of Rheumatic Diseases

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21 Genetics of Rheumatic Diseases Peter K. Gregersen Key Points HLA molecules are among the most highly variable (polymorphic) proteins encoded in the genome. HLA variability is a major factor…

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Osteonecrosis

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103 Osteonecrosis Christopher Chang, Adam Greenspan, M. Eric Gershwin Key Points Osteonecrosis affects younger patients more often than osteoarthritis and has significantly greater long-term morbidity. Corticosteroids constitute the most common…

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