Despite a very difficult year for all of us, remarkable things are being accomplished at Johns Hopkins Rheumatology, and I hope you will see that this issue of LEAP is […]
This is an unusual time, and this year’s LEAP reflects it well: we start with Covid-19’s very sickest patients, and a Hopkins-wide team’s groundbreaking efforts to illuminate an unusual response in their immune system.
We end with a remarkable patient with a rare autoimmune disease: the legendary musician, Peter Frampton, who is not only raising awareness and research funding, but changing medical advice about how to preserve muscle function.
Alice in Wonderland may come to mind as you read this issue of LEAP, because we are moving from the large to the small, and back again: A rheumatic disease is big, and its effect can be devastating. However, a disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, or Sjögren’s is, in fact, multiple diseases, each slightly different.