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Raynaud’s phenomenon (©Twinschoice/Shutterstock.com)

In this slideshow, we summarize the difference between primary and secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon and recommended treatments.

Cold hands (©ImagePointFr/Shutterstock.com)

The onset of Raynaud's phenomenon at 40 years could predict whether a connective tissue disease will develop.


In this story, we revisit the clinical trials that led to the approval of adalimumab for uveitis.


Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis frequently occur together. And, while both share elevated inflammatory markers, their diagnosis and treatment differ, researchers write in JAMA.

Guttate and other psoriasis may be confused with other rashes and skin lesions. Scratch the surface of your knowledge with this crash quiz.

Maria Nagel, M.D.

The Rheumatology Journal Club will explore the connection between polymyalgia rheumatic, giant cell arteritis (GCA) and the varicella-zoster virus during its Feb. 25 Twitter chat.

The 60-year-old black woman has a history of joint pain, muscle weakness, and Raynaud phenomenon. Why the “dirty hands”?


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