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?
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.
Can you identify the most common symptoms of Löfgren syndrome ?
Once a disease of kings, gout affects an increasing number of “commoners”-and the physical and economic toll is high.
What condition is represented by inflammatory muscle disease, interstitial lung disease, Raynaud phenomenon, arthritis, and cutaneous manifestations, and in what rheumatologic diseases might you see it?
Oral etidronate, IV pamidronate, and then zoledronate caused bone markers to normalize in this 80-year-old woman-temporarily. What’s going on? Answer this and questions on 3 other topics in this week’s quiz.
The “shawl sign” and the heliotrope rash: two skin signs that are pathognomonic of dermatomyositis. Here: a close-up look.
Polycystic ovary syndrome, “dermatoses of pregnancy,” systemic sclerosis, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, gallbladder agenesis, sarcoidosis-a close look at medical problems seen frequently in women.
A 5-year-old boy had pain and weakness in his legs and had trouble climbing stairs. He had a dramatic rise in CPK followed by erythematous papules on the hands, as shown, and a rash around the eyelids. Which diagnosis is most likely?