Michael J Luzar

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The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) has not been reported with temporal arteritis. Two cases are presented in which SIADH was related to the occurrence of temporal arteritis. When deterioration of mental status develops in a patient with temporal arteritis, SIADH should be considered in the differential diagnosis.
Antimalarial therapy in psoriatic arthritis was felt to be contraindicated traditionally due to frequent exacerbation of psoriatic skin disease. Interest in hydroxychloroquine treatment of psoriatic arthritis has been revived because of recent series found no exacerbation of psoriatic skin lesions in 50 psoriatic arthropathy patients treated with(More)
Leukemia is a well described cause of arthritis. Articular manifestations may be present for months before the diagnosis of leukemia becomes evident. Leukemic arthritis may mimic other diseases. The etiology of leukemic arthritis can be diverse, but is often attributed to leukemic involvement of synovium. We describe a case where evaluation, including(More)
Systemic and discoid lupus erythematosus (LE) have both been reported in association with psoriasis. Four additional patients who had systemic LE are reported. All of them had a high titer of antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) and were SS-A(Ro)-negative. Only one patient exhibited photosensitivity. SS-A(Ro) antibodies do not appear to be specific markers for the(More)
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