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Developing arthritis increases the risk of falling into poverty, especially for women, a new study shows.

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The use of steroid injections for low back pain is increasing, even though the evidence supporting it is declining.

Patients with tophaceous gout rarely develop ulcers, but when they do occur, these ulcers can be difficult to treat. This case study explores the diagnosis of and treatment options for patients with ulcerated tophaceous gout.

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Clinical trial of 120 RA patients shows that adalimumab (Exemptia) works as well as adalimumab (Humira).

The majority of pregnant patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have favorable pregnancy outcomes, with few experiencing severe flares.

Patients diagnosed with systemic sclerosis (SSc) may have a three times greater risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) – including potentially deadly clots in the lungs – and an increased risk in the first year after a diagnosis.

Hand deformities seen in Jaccoud's arthropathy are the result of soft-tissue abnormalities, not the destruction of bone joints seen in rheumatoid arthritis.

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