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Lupus Sjogren Rheumatoid arthritis dermatomyositis seronegative arthritis

Amy Joseph, Richard Brasington, Leslie Kahl, Prabha Ranganathan, Tammy P Cheng, John Atkinson
We provide the basics for clinicians who might be called on to consider the diagnosis of diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in their practice. We will emphasize clinical recognition and first-line laboratory testing. Only characteristics of the classic rheumatic inflammatory diseases (ie, RA, seronegative spondyloarthropathy, SLE, antiphospholipid syndrome, Sjögren syndrome, scleroderma, and polymyositis/dermatomyositis) will be covered. In the past decade, treatment for RA and seronegative spondyloarthropathy has substantially improved...
February 2010: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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