23-Year-Old Woman With Diffuse Muscle and Joint Pain

Larochelle, André; Phillips, Michael B.
August 2003
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Aug2003, Vol. 78 Issue 8, p1041
Academic Journal
Discusses the case of a 23-year-old woman presented for evaluation of joint pain, swelling of the extremities, and fevers that had progressed over the course of 10 months. Physical examination; Least likely cause of the symptoms in the patient; Diagnostic test that is not indicated for the patient; Most likely diagnosis; Complication least likely to develop; Most appropriate step for the management of mixed connective tissue disease.


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