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MSK Ultrasound Aids Early Arthritis Detection

The advent of musculoskeletal ultrasonography opens the door to earlier detection of arthritis and other rheumatological diseases.
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Complex Issues Surround Speciality Medication Adherence

Many patients cited social troubles as a serious impediment to correctly following all medication instructions.
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Iron Uptake Impacts T Cell Inflammation in Lupus

Study finds targeting excess iron uptake can correct T cell dysfunction.

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Demystifying Systemic Scleroderma

Research focuses on heterogenous vascular changes preceding visible skin hardening.
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Serologies Identify Myopathies Disguised as Lung Disease

Experts stress delays in diagnosing anti-tRNA synthetase syndrome can be corrected with comprehensive serologies.
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Clues Found in Interval Between Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Younger patients and those with severe psoriasis progress more slowly.

Subtypes of Cells Emerge as Immune System Therapies

Immunophenotyping seeks to identify the ‘problem children’ among immune cells with the goal of precision therapies.

Aggressive, Systemic Vasculitis Now Treated with Avacopan

ADVOCATE study demonstrates power of a game-changing therapy to reduce glucocorticoid use by nearly two-thirds.

High T Cell Totals in Plaques Drive Cardio Risks in Lupus

Immunology and cardiovascular systems interact as inflammatory conditions leading to higher atherosclerosis risk.