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Rheumatic Diseases

Here: a primary care perspective on diagnosis of -- and care of patients with -- rheumatologic disorders.

Rheumatic Diseases

Guttate and other psoriasis may be confused with other rashes and skin lesions. Scratch the surface of your knowledge with this crash quiz.

The 60-year-old black woman has a history of joint pain, muscle weakness, and Raynaud phenomenon. Why the “dirty hands”?

The patient’s reach with his thumb helps distinguish between frozen shoulder and osteoarthritis. How high is enough to tell?

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US Supreme Court has upheld tax subsidies for low income and middle class people who buy health insurance through federal exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. Here's what it means for patients with rheumatologic disease.

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A rheumatologist picks 5 studies he found particularly noteworthy at EULAR and gets right to the point about their potential clinical implications.

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For key facts and figures about musculoskeletal disorders, perhaps a surprise as the fourth leading diagnostic category in primary care, see the pages that follow.

The availability of reliable, up-to-date information about biosimilars is crucial if patients are to understand these agents. A new position paper highlights what is needed to assist physicians, patient organizations, and patients.


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