Dragica Soldo-Juresa

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The presence of positive rheumatoid factor (RF) titer in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is of clinical value because its presence tends to correlate with the development of extraarticular manifestations. There is a loose correlation with severity of disease and titer. Extraarticular manifestations includes vasculitis, pericarditis, subcutaneous(More)
A 34-year old men with left hip pain caused by intraarticular osteoid osteoma localized in the left femoral head is described. He was treated as a hip osteoarthritis for one year before the accurate diagnosis was established. Magnetic resonance imaging showed lesion indicating osteoid osteoma. Accurate diagnosis was established based on typical appearance(More)
A 44-year-old diabetic man with isolated septic arthritis of the left acromioclavicular joint (A-C) caused by Staphylococcus aureus is described. He was admitted to the Department of Rheumatology with clinical symptoms of left shoulder arthritis and fever. Laboratory findings showed leukocytosis, elevated levels of erythrocyte sedimentation rate and(More)
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