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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: Oral dryness without ocular dryness

A 57-year-old woman is evaluated for fatigue, generalized achiness, and oral dryness without ocular dryness. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely cause of this patient's oral dryness?
8 Nov 2022

MKSAP Quiz: 1-month history of progressive rash

A 22-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-month history of progressive rash on the face, chest, and arms following sun exposure. She also has experienced wrist arthralgia and malaise for the past 2 weeks. Following a physical exam, what is the most likely diagnosis?
1 May 2022

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

Managing DOACs in primary care

Primary care physicians play a crucial role in ongoing anticoagulation management, including educating patients about the signs of venous thromboembolism.
1 Apr 2022

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

New drugs approved for hypertension, lupus and COPD

Recalls, warnings, and approvals.
1 May 2011

Lupus patient readmission rates are high and vary considerably by hospital, region, study finds

Approximately 1 in 6 hospitalized patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were readmitted to the hospital within 30 days, according to a new study.
12 Aug 2014

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