Flu season is here, and the stakes are high for patients with autoimmune diseases. Rheumatologists Cassandra Calabrese, DO, and Leonard Calabrese, DO, address common patient concerns about the influenza vaccine and share best practices for maximizing vaccination coverage.
Complex immunologic disease requires collaboration across subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s first dual-trained rheumatology-infectious disease specialist explains why we need more rheum-ID hybrids.
Growing evidence compels us to work with our patients to achieve both disease control and wellness.
Susac Syndrome primarily affects the brain, retina and inner ear. But it’s possible that it will sometimes affect other organs, including muscle or the GI tract.
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By now most rheumatologists are aware that checkpoint inhibitors are capable of unleashing a wide array of autoimmune and autoinflammatory adverse events within virtually every organ system. These complications have posed new challenges to all practitioners.
Chronic and severe digital ischemia and nailfold capillaraoscopy help differentiate secondary from primary Raynaud phenomenon. Secondary Raynaud should prompt an investigation for autoimmune rheumatic disease.