Tamika Webb-Detiege

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Drug-induced lupus

Drug-induced lupus I. What every physician needs to know. Drug-induced lupus (DIL) is an under-recognized disorder. It results from medications that induce production of autoantibodies and a lupus-like syndrome that can be systemic, cutaneous, or vasculitic in nature. Symptoms may include fatigue, fever, joint pains, arthritis, rash, muscle aches, and serositis. Diagnosis of DIL requires…

Disseminated gonorrhea

I. What every physician needs to know. Disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI) is a common cause of acute polyarthralgias, polyarthritis, or oligoarthritis in healthy young patients. Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported infectious disease in the United States. It is major cause of pelvic inflammatory disease which can lead to infertility and chronic pelvic pain.…

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