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Abstract: Identification of masqueraders of autoimmune disease in the office

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Allergy Asthma Proc. 2003 Nov-Dec;24(6):421-9.


Frieri M.


Department of Medicine, Pediatrics and Pathology, Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554, USA.


There are several rheumatologic and autoimmune disorders that can masquerade as allergic disease. Identification of these conditions in an office setting can be a challenge for the practicing allergist-immunologist. These conditions include rheumatoid and juvenile arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, Behcet’s and antiphospholipid syndromes, systemic sclerosis, vasculitis, sarcoidosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia. The article will address these topics and include clinical uses of immunologic tests for diagnosis.


PMID: 14763244 [PubMed – in process]

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