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Unusual case of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis

Whole-body CT (pelvis region) showing destruction and sclerosis of the left hip bones

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

Expert opinion: Editorial

The ongoing evolution of remission maintenance strategies for granulomatosis with polyangiitis

Elderly person taking pills (symbolic image with model)

Eric J Gapud and Philip Seo summarize the key milestones in management of severe granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and evaluate the possibility of long-term reduced intensity or drug-free remission for some patients [read more].

Journal article

Vasculitis associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors: A systematic review


This study sought to conduct a systematic review of the literature to determine the number of clinical cases of vasculitis that have been reported so far with the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors, and explore the clinical commonalities that exist between these cases [read more].
Daxini A, Cronin K, Sreih AG. Clin Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4177-0

Practice tip: Case study

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

Vasculitis with granulomatous features of a small artery characterized by thickness of the walls, angiocentric fibrosis with intramural and extramural infiltration made by lymphocytes, neutrophils and histiocytes

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

Practice tip: Case study

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

Pregnant woman with doctor (symbolic image with model)

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

Journal articles and book chapters

12-07-2018 | Takayasu arteritis | Article

Certolizumab pegol in the treatment of Takayasu arteritis

Novikov P et al. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key197

11-07-2018 | Takayasu arteritis | Article

Extravascular manifestations of Takayasu arteritis: Focusing on the features shared with spondyloarthritis

Kwon OC et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018; 20: 142. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1643-7

09-07-2018 | Behçet’s disease | Article

Behçet’s disease as a causative factor of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis: Subgroup analysis of data from the VENOST study

Uluduz D et al. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key153

07-07-2018 | Behçet’s disease | Article

Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio and platelet/lymphocyte ratio in Behçet’s disease: Which and when to use?

Hammad M et al. Clin Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4194-z


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