New cancer therapies that work by activating the immune system can induce side effects. We described the largest series of patients with inflammatory arthritis and sicca syndrome (severe dry eyes and dry mouth) from these therapies.
Scleroderma patients with autoantibodies against centromere proteins and/or IFI16 have a higher risk of severe vascular complications. In this study, we show that expression of these autoantigens is enriched in vascular progenitors and mature endothelial cells.
A research team from the Johns Hopkins Division of Rheumatology found that a new imaging method called dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) is a promising strategy to identify affected joints in patients with gout.
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