Management of Medium and Small Vessel Vasculitis, Including the Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody–Associated Diseases

May 19, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Management of Medium and Small Vessel Vasculitis, Including the Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody–Associated Diseases

A male patient was diagnosed at 48 years of age with Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) involving the sinuses, nose, and lungs. He was treated with daily cyclophosphamide and prednisolone for 1…

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Management of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome

May 19, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Management of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome

INTRODUCTION The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is the association of thrombosis, pregnancy loss, and morbidity, and certain other clinical manifestations with antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs) (lupus anticoagulant [LA], anticardiolipin antibodies [aCL], and/or…

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Management of Nonrenal Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 2

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INTRODUCTION Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem, inflammatory disorder. Its treatment warrants general anti-inflammatory measures as well as organ-specific, preventive, or focused measures concentrating on sets of commonalities. The…

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Juvenile Arthritis

May 19, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Juvenile Arthritis

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is an umbrella term for a number of arthritides of unknown etiology that occur in children younger than 16 years of age. It is the most…

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