BEHÇET’S DISEASE

Tom is a 30-year old who emigrated from Turkey three years ago.  He has had recurrent painful oral and genital ulcers for 10 years.  He has also experienced intermittent redness and pain of the eyes associated with blurred vision and sensitivity to light. Behçet’s...

TAKAYASU’S VASCULITIS

Mary, a female in her early twenties, developed fatigue, low grade fever, knee pain, loss of weight, and abdominal pain.  She also presented with high blood pressure.  During physical examination, her left arm pulse was very weak.  An angiogram revealed narrowing,...

HEADACHES: ONE SIGN OF TEMPORAL ARTERITIS

Mrs. Stratton, a 75 year-old woman, had experienced mild intermittent headaches for several years until a few weeks ago when she developed a severe throbbing headache at the right temporal area.  She explained to her doctor that the pain severity and throbbing was...

RELAPSING POLYCHONDRITIS

Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare autoimmune disease characterized by repeated episodes of inflammation of cartilage of different parts of the body.  These recurrent episodes of inflammation throughout the course of the disease may result in cartilage damage and...

SARCOIDOSIS

Over the past 6 months, Tom, a 40-year old, African American man, developed a low-grade fever, joint pain of the knees and ankles, fatigue, cough, and shortness of breath.  Multiple red and tender nodules were noted on his lower extremities.  His chest x-ray revealed...
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