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Modern treatments have transformed scleroderma from a fatal condition to a chronic illness. However, many challenges remain to find better ways to manage this debilitating disease and its many complications.
Cleveland Clinic’s multidisciplinary Lupus Clinic was established by the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases to integrate the management of patients with SLE and provide comprehensive, leading-edge care.
A Cleveland Clinic study to determine the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in patients with inflammatory myopathies (IM) seems to indicate that routine screening of IM patients may be worthwhile.
Cavitary lung lesions carry a broad differential diagnosis. Even in patients who have a firmly established diagnosis of GPA, cavities may have other causes, and a thorough assessment of other organ sites is warranted.
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A 29-year-old woman is referred to Cleveland Clinic Lupus Clinic with multiple symptoms. The physician team creates a treatment strategy that results in rapid resolution of many problems.
Decisions about rare, complex conditions often have to be based on expert opinions alone. Cleveland Clinic’s combined rheumatology/pulmonary clinic facilitates close collaboration and high-complexity medical decision-making.
Scleroderma-associated critical digital ischemia requires meticulous management. Pharmacologic or even surgical interventions may be warranted.
Case study: A 73-year-old woman who presented to Cleveland Clinic with persistent left knee pain and swelling is found to have non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the synovium.
GPA (Wegener’s) characteristically has a relapsing course, and studies support continuing maintenance medications for at least 36 months.