A number of therapeutic options exist for patients with psoriasis, including phototherapy and systemic and biologic agents.
An incidental finding in an asymptomatic woman is followed by rapid deterioration of her condition.
Immunosuppressive agents do not increase the risk of HCV flares in anti-HCV-positive lupus patients.
The higher the exposure to mercury, the higher the level of autoantibodies, found the researchers.
Topical corticosteroids and ultraviolet therapies are still proving to be strong competitors in psoriasis treatment.
Patients with certain autoimmune diseases have a higher risk for varicella zoster infection, but the rates were not significant among patients with psoriasis.
The risks of bee-venom therapy outweigh the potential benefits, and clinicians should discourage patients from this therapeutic method.
Selecting appropriate lab tests when evaluating persons with symptoms suggesting a rheumatic condition often requires a bit of detective work.
Are there any studies that support eliminating foods like sugar, milk and wheat to improve Hashimoto disease symptoms?
Combining interferon beta-1a and glatiramer acetate therapy does not provide added clinical benefit to patients with multiple sclerosis.
Diffusion tension imaging shows differences between cognitively preserved vs. impaired multiple sclerosis.
Thinning of the ganglion cell/inner plexiform of the retina may be a useful measure of the efficacy of novel MS therapies in future clinical trials.
This chronic autoimmune disorder is caused by antibodies that block muscle cells from receiving neurotransmitters from the nerve cell.
Vitamin D may act as a protective factor for MS somewhere between late pregnancy and young adulthood, but no association for in utero exposure.
Two phase 3 studies show benefit with alemtuzumab as first-line therapy and for both nonrefractory and refractory MS.
In relapsing-remitting MS, disease activity after treatment with interferon (IFN)β-1a linked to poor long-term outcomes.
The FDA has added new contraindications to fingolimod's label, and more detailed recommendations for monitoring patients after dosing.
Taking the hepatitis C drug boceprevir concomitantly with ritonavir-boosted HIV protease inhibitors can reduce the effectiveness of these medications.
Thanks to new prevention strategies and safer treatments, patients are surviving almost as long as their counterparts without lupus.
Rose hips are a mild, pleasant supplement that are safe for routine use. Providers may recommend this product as adjunctive therapy for a wide range of conditions or as a routine preventive regimen.
A doctor with Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome was mistakenly administered insulin by a nurse who neglected to read a note in his medical history specifying the patient could not receive the drug.
How often should blood tests be repeated to rule out systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a patient positive for discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE)?
As this condition becomes more prevalent in primary care, clinicians need to emphasize the importance of lifelong adherence to a gluten-free diet.
Vitamin D supplements may be a cheap, natural treatment for patients with autoimmune lung diseases.
Child presented with sore throat, rash and fever, but had an unusual response to antibiotics when treated for strep throat.
Postexposure HIV prophylaxis has been recommended for men who have sex with men, but the window to start treatment is short and evidence for its efficacy is limited.