Christopher Jason

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Adult juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (Still's disease)

I. What every physician needs to know. This inflammatory disorder characterized by daily high fevers, arthritis, and an evanescent rash in children was originally described in 1896 by George Still. Since then, it has been known by various other names in adults: Adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) Adult juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (adult JRA) – in the…

Acute migraine

I. What every physician needs to know Migraine is derived from the Greek word ‘hemi-kranion’, which literally means half skull. It is classically described as a unilateral headache even though unilateral symptoms are experienced in 59% of the patients. Migraine affects approximately 28 million Americans and 1 in 4 women will experience migraine in her…

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