The connective tissue disorders comprise a number of related conditions, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), antiphospholipid (Hughes) syndrome, scleroderma, myositis, and Sjögren syndrome. They are characterized by autoantibody production and other immune-mediated dysfunctions. There are common clinical and serological features, with some patients having multiple overlapping connective tissue disorders.
Often, these diseases are considered systemic and tend to involve many organ systems, making it extremely important for every physician to be aware of their manifestations. For example, SLE may affect the skin, CNS, heart, lungs, kidneys, and hematopoiesis, among others. Any one of these organs may be the first clinically recognizable manifestation of disease, and prompt therapy can be lifesaving. For these patients, the clinician should obtain a basic history and review of systems, conduct a basic physical examination and laboratory workup, and unerstand when a rheumatology referral might be appropriate.
Very lucid explanation and case oriented discussion ....charts and differential diagnosis is excellent
This is the best way of learning; To go over a case, then break down what to look for in the question stem and give reasons why an answer is incorrect. Thank you so much for these rheumatology cases.
I am going to watch it it again and again, because I learned a lot from him. He knows how to teach and he used a lot of practical examples to explain his lectures.
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