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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 medical knowledge of professional rheumatologists from an entire variety of specialties and nationalities. It examines the nuggets of knowledge, or ‘pearls’ won from collective scientific adventure in regards to the analysis or therapy of varied illnesses when additionally aiming to debunk convinced myths that experience inspired the perform of many clinicians yet have confirmed false.

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

With contributions from 126 authors around the numerous subspecialties in rheumatology, and comprising a complete of greater than 1400 Pearls and Myths, this ebook actually offers the corpus of present scientific 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 medical learn in rheumatology, rather within the quarter of systemic vasculitis.

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Eric Matteson) promotes arterial sclerosis and may promote occlusive vasculopathy in patients with vasculitis. Pearl: TNF inhibitors can cause a drug-induced vasculitis, but this is not “RV”. 5 illustrates a case of small-vessel, leukocytoclastic vasculitis induced by etanercept. The form of vasculitis, limited to the skin and involving small blood vessels only, is a different entity from RV. TNF inhibitor-induced vasculitis is usually self-limited, resolves with discontinuation of the agent, and is unlikely to develop if other TNF inhibitors are used.

Fig. 7 (a–c) Diffuse, nodular, and necrotizing scleritis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (Figures courtesy of Dr. John Stone) and ocular tenderness, but also visual blurring. The posterior coat of the eye is observed to be thickened on orbital ultrasonography or magnetic resonance imaging (McCluskey et al. 1999). Posterior scleritis should be considered in patients with RA who present with severe headaches. Pearl: Beware the “corneal melt” syndrome in the RA patient with a painful red eye.

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