Tag Archives: rheumatoid arthritis

Diagnose tongue condition

Incidental finding during endoscopy in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis and anaemia. What’s the diagnosis? pic.twitter.com/OrJBc2mzyv — Keith Siau (@drkeithsiau) April 29, 2023 Macroglossia is a medical condition characterized by an enlarged tongue that protrudes from the mouth and may cause difficulty speaking, eating, and breathing. Here is an overview of the etiology, diagnosis, and… Read More »

Diagnosis quiz

#ClinicalPearl Spot #diagnosis #MedEd #MedTwitter pic.twitter.com/Q016zzAIMf — Janet Pope (@Janetbirdope) April 15, 2023 Scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis, is a rare autoimmune disorder that causes the skin and connective tissues to harden and thicken. It can also affect the internal organs, such as the lungs, heart, kidneys, and digestive system. The exact cause of… Read More »

Oral biologics

Biologics are the drugs derived from living tissue and interfere with body’s immune system to treat or prevent immune-mediated inflammatory responses. Their utility is mainly currently focused on some autoimmune disease such as Rheumatoid arthritis. Tofacitinib has been approved by FDA as first oral biologic for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It will be used in… Read More »