RHEUMATIC DISEASES AND THE SKIN

Mar
2001
Vol. 20. No. 1

Introduction

THE DERMATOLOGIST has always had a central role in the diagnosis of patients with rheumatologic disorders. Our goal in this issue of Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery is to create a concise reference text on the rheumatologic diseases and the skin.

Antinuclear Antibodies in Dermatology

Michael P. Heffernan, MD | Jennifer H Do, MA | Jessica Mehta, MD

This article reviews the clinically relevant antinuclear antibodies and their disease associations.

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Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

Daniel P McCauliffe, MD

The following is a review of LE-nonspecific and LE-specific skin disorders. Space limitations prevented the inclusion of a comprehensive list of relevant references.

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Localized and Systemic Scleroderma

Anne Hawk, BA | Joseph C English, MD

This article discusses the classification, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and prognosis of the scleroderma.

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Dermatomyositis

Ivor Caro, MD

Dermatomyositis is a disease that has a characteristic skin eruption that may occur with or without a proximal myopathy.

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