Rheumatology

HLH vs. MAS

Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a life-threatening complication of rheumatic diseases (i.e SLE, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Adult onset Still’s disease).…

12 months ago

Why does the lupus malar rash spare the nasolabial folds?

Malar rash (also known as the “butterfly rash,”) is an acute manifestation of lupus (SLE) seen in over 50% of…

2 years ago

Oligoarticular vs. Polyarticular Arthritis

As its name suggests, Monoarticular involves one joint. Oligoarticular is defined as involving greater than one joint but less than…

2 years ago

Paget’s Disease and High-output Cardiac Heart Failure

Paget's disease of the bone (accelerated bone turnover and remodeling, resulting in impaired bone integrity and overgrowth) is one of…

4 years ago

How does Allopurinol work?

Allopurinol => enzyme xanthine oxidase inhibitor Therefore blocks the conversion of the purine metabolites (hypoxanthine and xanthine) into uric acid.…

5 years ago

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