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Skin and rheumatology 

Skin and rheumatology
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Skin and rheumatology
Author(s):

Susan Burge

, Rubeta Matin

, and Dinny Wallis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198747925.003.0019
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date: 04 April 2020

This chapter describes the clinical features, differential diagnosis, investigation, and management of skin problems associated with rheumatic diseases. Topics include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, systemic sclerosis, relapsing polychondritis, multicentric reticulohistiocytosis, and heritable collagen disorders. The approach to investigation of an underlying systemic disease is discussed. The relevance of autoantibody profiles in particular diseases is explained.

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