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

Verdoorn, Brandon P.; McDonald, Furman S.
February 2011
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Feb2011, Vol. 86 Issue 2, p152
Academic Journal
Case Study
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.


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