TITLE

62-Year-Old Woman With Fever, Dyspnea, Pleuritic Chest Pain, and Weight Loss

AUTHOR(S)
Verdoorn, Brandon P.; McDonald, Furman S.
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Feb2011, Vol. 86 Issue 2, p152
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a 62-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) presented fro evaluation of chronic pleuritic chest pain, odynophagia, and migratory joint pains. She has no signs of underlying connective tissue disease (CTD). Her outpatient evaluation reveals an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein value. The article discusses the clinical overlap between systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and RA.
ACCESSION #
58103787

 

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