27 October 2015
Marcus, a 35-year-old man, presents to his rheumatologist with peripheral polyarthritis. He is sero-negative for rheumatoid factor (tested prior to cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody existing).
28 July 2015
Troy, a 26-year-old self-employed farmer, reports that two weeks after a short episode of diarrhoea five months prior, he developed migratory wrist and foot polyarthralgia that has persisted.
24 June 2015
Phil, a 67-year-old male, was referred with an intermittent, asymmetrical, inflammatory polyarthritis. His past history includes hyperlipidaemia, hypertension and ulcerative colitis. His medications are atorvastatin, felodipine, metoprolol and enalapril.
09 June 2015
Side-effects to medication are common in RA. Oral folic and folinic acid helps reduce the risk of side effects to methotrexate.1
24 March 2015
Chris is aged 56 when she first presents with exertional dyspnoea â no fever, chest pain, cough or sputum. She has had SLE for 12 years, manifesting with photosensitivity, hair loss, polyarthritis, prior pleurisy and neutropenia. There is no renal involvement.
10 March 2015
An Australian population study of 266,848 participants aged 45 or older demonstrated that glucosamine is widely used for OA (22% of participants, particularly females).3
06 May 2014
James, a fit 70-year-old man, recently saw a GP registrar for a general checkup. James had symptoms of arthritis in his hands. The registrar assumed this was osteoarthritis but ordered a rheumatoid factor test along with other pathology tests.
01 April 2014
Sylvia, a 60-year-old woman, was referred to our lymphoedema clinic for assessment and management of widespread oedema of her limbs and face. This has developed in the six months since a bout of severe bronchopneumonia, diagnosed as legionnaireâs disease.