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Medicine Matters rheumatology

02-07-2018 | Vasculitis | Case report | Article

A case report of REM sleep behavior disorder, Behcet’s disease, Sjogren’s syndrome and cognitive dysfunction

The authors report a patient with a history of Behcet’s disease and Sjogren’s syndrome in which rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder was detected by polysomnographic monitoring.

Xiao F et al. BMC Rheumatol 2018; 2: 19. doi: 10.1186/s41927-018-0022-y

27-06-2018 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | Case report | Article

Acquired angioedema in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus: Case-based review

Tekin et al. report the case of a previously healthy 16-year-old girl with an acquired angioedema as a rare and initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus, and review the related literature.

Tekin ZE, Yener GO, Yüksel S. Rheumatol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4088-z

07-03-2018 | Kawasaki disease | Case report | Article

Kawasaki disease in the neonate: Case report and literature review

The authors report a rare case of incomplete Kawasaki disease in a neonate, where timely intravenous immunoglobulin administration resulted in clinical improvement and may have prevented cardiac complications.

Altammar F, Lang B. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 43. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0263-8

03-05-2018 | Gout | Case report | Article

Retreatment with pegloticase after a gap in therapy in patients with gout: A report of four cases

The authors describe four patients with chronic gout who were successfully managed with pegloticase and were retreated following a gap in therapy.

Morton AH, Hosey T, LaMoreaux B. Rheumatol Ther 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40744-018-0111-9

25-05-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Case report | Article

Systemic sclerosis-rheumatoid arthritis overlap syndrome complicated with Sweet’s syndrome

Zhu et al report the case of a 34-year-old female patient with systemic sclerosis-rheumatoid arthritis overlap syndrome which has been complicated with Sweet’s syndrome.

Zhu T et al. Clin Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4150-y

09-05-2018 | Vasculitis | Case report | Article

The first case of bacillus Calmette-Guérin-induced small-vessel central nervous system vasculitis

This authors use this complex case to illustrate the inherent diagnostic difficulty in evaluating patients with suspected, even confirmed, central nervous system vasculitis.

Parent ME, Richer M, Liang P. Clin Rheumatol 2018; Advance online publication.  doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4136-9

27-07-2018 | Bone diseases | Case report | Article

Unusual case of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis

The authors present a rare case of sporadic chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis in which the patient eventually developed cytoplasmic anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies-associated renal vasculitis and hyperparathyroidism.

Snipaitiene A et al. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 49. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0267-4

31-10-2015 | Vasculitis | Case report | Article

Diagnosing an atypical site of giant cell arteritis with magnetic resonance angiography: A case report

A 67-year-old Caucasian man presented with a 4-week history of malaise, fever, and mild occipital headaches. There were no other positive findings on physical examination. How should physicians approach this case?

Tan BL, Liu JJ, Yong TY, Tan CC, Li JY. J Med Case Rep 2016; 10: 179; doi:10.1186/s13256-016-0971-y

11-10-2017 | Psoriatic arthritis | Case report | Article

A case of recalcitrant psoriatic arthritis to TNF inhibitors improved after administration of secukinumab, an IL-17A inhibitor

A 37-year-old female presented with psoriatic arthritis recalcitrant to two tumor necrosis factor inhibitors. Learn how the physicians improved both the musculoskeletal and skin symptoms for this challenging case.

Pelechas E, Memi T, Voulgari PV, Drosos AA. Rheumatol Ther 2017. doi:10.1007/s40744-017-0084-0

23-02-2017 | Ankylosing spondylitis | Case report | Article

Is secukinumab a safe alternative treatment for ankylosing spondylitis with Guillain Barré syndrome after anti-TNF-α treatment? Case report and literature review

A 50-year-old male presented with weakness in his upper and lower limbs that had been getting progressively worse. He was previously diagnosed with anyklosing spondylitis 5 years ago. Read how the physicians handled this case.

Psarelis S, Hajineocli APD, Hadjicosta E, Elliott HSA, Johnson P. Clin Rheumatol 2017; 36: 1197–1199. doi:10.1007/s10067-017-3573-1

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