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MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for systemic lupus erythematosus

A 30-year-old woman is seen in follow-up. She was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus 12 years ago. She was treated for lupus nephritis, which is now quiescent. What health risk assessment should be performed now?
5 Apr 2022

Lupus presentation may be an ‘imitator’

Lupus can involve multiple organ systems and shares the same, sometimes nonspecific presentation as other conditions. But a diligent internist##mdash;an “excellent generalist” in the words of one expert##mdash;can pick up on the correct diagnosis.
1 Nov 2014

Belimumab after rituximab reduced lupus activity, symptoms

The combination of drugs might be a viable treatment strategy for some patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, according to a small, randomized trial.
26 Oct 2021

MKSAP Quiz: Brief episodes of wrist pain, swelling, redness

A 58-year-old woman is evaluated for brief episodes of pain, swelling, and redness in the right wrist for 4 days. During the past 2 years, she has had similar episodes in her left wrist and left third metacarpophalangeal joint, which resolved without treatment. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and radiograph, what is the most appropriate laboratory study to perform next?
1 Feb 2024

MKSAP Quiz: 1-year history of widespread joint, muscle pain

A 37-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-year history of widespread joint and muscle pain, fatigue, poor sleep, and difficulty focusing. Following a physical exam and lab tests, what is the most likely diagnosis?
9 Jan 2024

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up visit for systemic lupus erythematosus

A 30-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for systemic lupus erythematosus. She was diagnosed 3 months ago after presenting with pericarditis and arthritis. She was initially treated with prednisone, 40 mg/d, with improvement of her presenting symptoms. The prednisone has been tapered over 3 months to her current dose of 10 mg/d with no recurrence. Following a physical and cardiac exam, what is the most appropriate next step in treating this patient?
6 Mar 2018

New drugs approved for hypertension, lupus and COPD

Recalls, warnings, and approvals.
1 May 2011

Free educational tools available for diagnosis, treatment of lupus

Free educational resources are available through the American College of Rheumatology's Lupus Initiative to reduce health disparities for patients disproportionately affected by lupus based on race, ethnicity and gender.
18 Sep 2012

MKSAP Quiz: Pruritic rash on elbows and knees

A 27-year-old man is evaluated for a pruritic rash on his elbows and knees of 3 years' duration. Celiac disease was diagnosed 7 months ago. He started a gluten-free diet, and the diarrhea resolved but the rash has persisted. Following a physical exam and other tests, what is the most appropriate management?
1 Jul 2023

Multidrug, multitarget regimen may result in higher remission rates for lupus nephritis

A multidrug, multitarget regimen was superior to intravenous cyclophosphamide as induction therapy for lupus nephritis, according to a randomized, controlled trial.
11 Nov 2014

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