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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

12-07-2018 | Takayasu arteritis | Case report | Article

Evolution into Takayasu arteritis in a patient presenting with acute pulmonary edema due to severe aortic regurgitation: A case report

The authors report a young female who presented with acute pulmonary edema due to aortic regurgitation without any other clinical features of Takayasu arteritis, subsequently diagnosed as Takayasu arteritis after a long follow up period.

de Silva NL et al. BMC Rheumatol 2018; 2: 20. doi: 10.1186/s41927-018-0028-5

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

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

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

02-05-2018 | Granulomatosis with polyangiitis | Case report | Article

Pyoderma gangrenosum-like ulcerations in granulomatosis with polyangiitis: Two cases and literature review

The authors report two patients with ulcerative lesions resembling pyoderma gangrenosum that were the presenting sign of granulomatosis with polyangiitis and propose an approach to differentiate the two.

Genovese G et al. Rheumatol Int 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4035-z

09-03-2018 | Gout | Case report | Article

A beacon in the dark: Canakinumab. A new therapeutic perspective in chronic tophaceous gout

The authors report the case of a 65-year-old male patient with chronic tophaceous gout refractory to conventional therapies who responded to treatment with canakinumab.

Marotto D et al. Rheumatol Ther 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40744-018-0104-8

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

23-02-2018 | Osteoporosis | Case report | Article

Multiple vertebral fractures associated with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis treated with teriparatide followed by kyphosis correction fusion: A case report

The authors report the case of a 24-year-old woman diagnosed with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in which initial treatment with teriparatide followed by treatment of kyphosis with correction fusion achieved a favorable outcome.

Uei H et al. Osteoporos Int 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4425-9

17-01-2018 | Takayasu arteritis | Case report | Article

Takayasu arteritis a cause of hypertensive disorder of pregnancy: A case report

The authors present a case of 21-year-old Mexican woman of Mestizo descent with chronic hypertension diagnosed since she was 15-years old who presented severe hypertension during pregnancy (early second trimester).

Lumbreras-Marquez J et al. J Med Case Reports 2018; 12: 12. doi: 10.1186/s13256-017-1534-6

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

21-03-2017 | Osteoporosis | Case report | Article

Case report: Fast reversal of severe osteoporosis after correction of excessive levothyroxine treatment and long-term follow-up

This case report describes a 38-year-old woman, who presented with bilateral femoral stress fractures and osteoporosis after years of excessive levothyroxine treatment. How would you respond when presented with such a patient?

Laine CM, K. Landin-Wilhelmsen K. Osteoporos Int 2017; 28: 2247–2250. doi:10.1007/s00198-017-3981-8

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

15-09-2016 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Case report | Article

Atypical monoarthritis presentation in children with oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis: A case series

A case study of four children who presented with severe isolated arthritis of the hip, wrist or elbow - how should the physicians move forward with disease monitoring and management of these patients?

Lepore N,Cashin M, Bartley D, Ardelean DS. Pediatr Rheumatol 2017; 15: 2. doi:10.1186/s12969-016-0129-x

08-05-2016 | Polymyalgia rheumatica | Case report | Article

Glucocorticoid-resistant polymyalgia rheumatica: Pretreatment characteristics and tocilizumab therapy

This case-based review reports on characteristics and outcomes of glucocorticoid-resistant polymyalgia rheumatica, and the addition of tocilizumab with or without methotrexate. 

Mori S, Koga Y. Clin Rheumatol 2016; 35: 1367–1375. doi:10.1007/s10067-014-2650-y

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

11-01-2015 | Rheumatoid arthritis | Case report | Article

Efficacy of inhibition of IL-1 in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and type 2 diabetes mellitus: Two case reports and review of the literature

The authors present their findings on the case of a 58-year-old Caucasian woman and a 74-year-old Caucasian man with rheumatoid arthritis associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Ruscitti P, Cipriani P, Cantarini L, et al. ​​​​​​​J Med Case Rep 2015; 9: 123. doi:10.1186/s13256-015-0603-y

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