HIV and Rheumatological Diseases

Today at Parkland Morning Report we talked about HIV and coexisting rheumatological disorders like vasculitic diseases, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis. Below is a link to an interesting study in the Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS that looked at a cohort of HIV patients with musculoskeletal complaints. One of the key points from the article is the difficulty in distinguishing HIV-related arthritis/myalgias from classic rheumatological diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

http://www.ijstd.org/article.asp?issn=0253-7184;year=2013;volume=34;issue=2;spage=107;epage=112;aulast=Kole

Resident’s Work: Recent Publications!

Saurin Chokshi (PGY-03) and Maleka Khambaty (PGY-03) recently had articles accepted for publication! Saurin published an article in Anticancer Research titled, “Impact of comorbidity on initial treatment and overall survival in elderly head and neck cancer patients.” “Spirochete Flashback: An Almost Forgotten Case of Hepatitis” in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology was accepted for publication by Maleka.

Check out the links below to read their articles!

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25275053

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25283581