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Rheumatology Pearls

Posted by medliorator on April 18, 2010

  • A positive ANCA is meaningless if the patient’s illness doesn’t resemble Wegener’s, MPA or RPGN.
  • Septic arthritis—11% mortality.
  • Underappreciated complications of immunosuppressive therapy:
    • Corticosteroids — infectious complications
    • Anti-TNFs & Rituximab — Heb B flare, acute liver failure.
    • Azathiaprine — hypersensitivity syndrome.

Hospital Medicine 2010 April 9 sessions—rheumatology pearls [Notes from Dr. RW]

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