CPPD Causing RA Like Tendon Ruptures in Hand- Highlighting the Known Facts for Clinical Update
Sharat Agarwal, MS
Article Type: Letter to Editor | First Published: December 24, 2022
I read with great interest the article entitled “A Case of Extensive Hand Extensors Tendon Rupture Due to Pseudo-rheumatoid Arthritis - A Great Mimicker of Rheumatoid Arthritis by Young Min Cho, et al. in your esteemed journal in October’2022”. Joint & soft tissue problems seen with these crystals often are mistaken for gout and other conditions like RA etc. as appropriately highlighted by the author....
A Children's Tale: Unusual Presentation of Juvenile SLE
Naisar Dilip Nahar and Prachi Naisar Nahar
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 16, 2022
Paediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (pSLE) is an autoimmune disease with multiple manifestations resulting in inflammation & damage to several organs. We report a case of young boy presented to us with features of meningoencephalitis with multisystem involvement....
Myasthenia Gravis in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Amr Edrees, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 27, 2022
Herein is a case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who developed myasthenia gravis (MG) and presented with proximal muscle weakness and easy fatiguability. Although inflammatory polymyositis is a common cause of muscle weakness in SLE, MG is not frequently reported in SLE. The diagnosis was established by positive Antibodies to acetylcholine receptors, Electroneuromyography (ENMG). Her computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest showed nodular soft tissue in the anterior mediastinum. She was ...
Neuropsychiatric Lupus in Singapore: Disease Characteristics and Outcomes
Nur Emillia ROSLAN and Annie Hui Nee LAW
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 24, 2022
The records of eighteen patients were analysed retrospectively. The median age of diagnosis of NPSLE was 33.5 years. The median duration of SLE at the time of the neuropsychiatric manifestations was 4.5 months. Thirty-three percent had NPSLE as the first presentation of SLE. The most frequent clinical presentation was acute confusional state (30.8%) followed by cerebrovascular disease (23.1%) and seizures (19.2%). Seven patients (38.9%) had more than one neuropsychiatric syndrome. The commonest ...
A Case of Extensive Hand Extensors Tendon Rupture Due to Pseudo-rheumatoid Arthritis - A Great Mimicker of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Young Min Cho, MD, Louise Jones, PhD and Brent Flickinger, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 07, 2022
Calcium pyrophosphate deposition (CPPD) disease is caused by calcium pyrophosphate (CPP) crystal deposition in the fibrocartilage. It usually presents as monoarticular deposition but can deposit in multiple joints presenting as chronic polyarticular disease mimicking rheumatoid arthritis (RA), known as pseudo-rheumatoid arthritis, making it very challenging for the correct diagnosis. We are presenting a case of a 64-year-old female presented with chronic polyarticular disease refractory to disea...