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The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Rheumatology
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Rheumatology. NEJM ( is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

Case 20-2018: A 64-Year-Old Man with Fever, Arthralgias, and Testicular Pain
31/12/69 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Jaime L. Schneider (Medicine): A 64-year-old man was admitted to this hospital with a 2-week history of fever, chills, arthralgias, abdominal and testicular pain, and leukocytosis. Twenty-five years before the current admission, while the patient was living in China, he…

Tongue Necrosis in Giant-Cell Arteritis
31/12/69 - An 86-year-old woman presented to the primary care clinic with a 15-day history of fatigue, headache, and difficulty swallowing. Her baseline medication regimen included daily aspirin. Physical examination was notable for palpable and pulsatile temporal arteries on both sides. There was no fever or…

The Microbiome and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
31/12/69 - How can it be that such a repugnant substance, feces, is also the key to our well-being? Fecal bacteria are essential to life, and humans are not alone in their dependence on the microbial world. The fruit fly requires acetic acid from Acetobacter pomorum. The bobtail squid needs the luminescence…

Patient Age and the Seasonal Pattern of Onset of Kawasaki?s Disease
31/12/69 - To the Editor: Kawasaki?s disease is a systemic vasculitis and can be the cause of coronary-artery abnormalities, including giant aneurysms, which lead to life-threatening cardiac events in children. The cause of Kawasaki?s disease remains unknown, and strategies for disease prevention are…

Retinal Vasculitis in Takayasu?s Arteritis
31/12/69 - A 25-year-old woman with newly diagnosed Takayasu?s arteritis was referred to the ophthalmology clinic because of a 4-week history of gradual, painless loss of vision in both eyes. Ophthalmologic examination revealed severe impairment, with perception of only light in the right eye and hand motion…

Burosumab Therapy in Children with X-Linked Hypophosphatemia
31/12/69 - X-linked hypophosphatemia, a disorder of renal phosphate wasting and the most common heritable form of rickets, is caused by loss-of-function mutations in the gene encoding phosphate-regulating endopeptidase homolog X-linked (PHEX), which results in excess circulating fibroblast growth factor 23…

Canakinumab for the Treatment of Autoinflammatory Recurrent Fever Syndromes
31/12/69 - Familial Mediterranean fever, mevalonate kinase deficiency (also known as the hyperimmunoglobulinemia D syndrome), and the tumor necrosis factor receptor?associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) are monogenic autoinflammatory diseases that are characterized by recurrent fever episodes, with variable…

Scleral Discoloration from Minocycline Treatment
31/12/69 - A 70-year-old man presented to the ophthalmology clinic with a 1-year history of progressive bluish discoloration of the sclerae of both eyes. He reported no ocular discomfort or blurry vision. He had previously received a diagnosis of an inflammatory arthritis for which he had been taking…

Case 11-2018: A 48-Year-Old Woman with Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm
31/12/69 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Samir Zaidi (Medicine): A 48-year-old woman with a history of venous thromboembolism was seen in the pulmonary clinic of this hospital because of cough and decreased exercise tolerance. Fifteen months before this presentation, at another hospital, the patient received a…

Cardiovascular Safety of Febuxostat or Allopurinol in Patients with Gout
31/12/69 - Gout is a chronic illness characterized by hyperuricemia, arthropathy, tophus development, and urolithiasis and is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease. The risk of cardiovascular events, including death, is substantially higher in people with gout than in…

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