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Rheuminations

Jun 22, 2020

With COVID-19 and the question of whether glucocorticoids could be beneficial, this episode digs into the data on the use of glucocorticoids in the setting of infections, from pneumonia and septic arthritis, to meningitis and septic shock.

  • Intro :11
  • In this episode :25
  • The first published case series of patients with...


Jun 9, 2020

This episode delves into the history of Whipple’s disease — from its initial description, to the lengthy process of proving it’s an infectious disease.

  • Intro :11
  • In this episode :12
  • The initial case report 1:35
  • How I fit into the history of Whipple’s 4:46
  • Back to the case report 6:56
  • Bodies in the intestines...


May 20, 2020

This episode dives into the rare Whipple’s disease, focusing on the articular manifestations of this infectious masquerader and when a rheumatologist should consider it in the differential.

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Apr 23, 2020

This episode explores the history of cryoglobulinemic vasculitis, from the first person who froze a tube of blood and noticed something strange happened, to the discovery of hepatitis C. We also throw in how the lab test for cryoglobulins is performed and some of the data we have on therapy.

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Apr 8, 2020

In Part 2, I sit down with nephrologist Ali Mehdi, MD, and neurologist Ghulam Abbas Kharal, MD, MPH, to discuss their different specialty perspectives on working up patients with suspected cryoglobulinemic vasculitis.

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