Nancy Ann Shadick MD MPH


Lupus: Criteria for Diagnosis

The following criteria are used to distinguish lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE) from other autoimmune and rheumatic diseases. A person with 4 of these 11 conditions can be classified as having lupus. These conditions may be present all at once, or they may appear in succession over a period of time. 1…

Scleroderma

Scleroderma is an uncommon disease in which parts of the skin, joints, and blood vessels break down and are replaced by fibrous tissue. Organ damage may also occur, which can lead to lung, kidney, or heart failure and other life-threatening conditions. Symptoms of scleroderma include thickening of the skin, joint pain…

Nódulos reumatoideos

Los nódulos reumatoideos son pequeños bultos debajo de la piel, que se encuentran en zonas de puntos de presión, tales como el codo, el dorso de la mano o la parte posterior del talón. Estos bultos pueden ser tan pequeños como un grano de arroz o tan grandes como una pelota de golf. Pero no suelen ser dolorosos, y…

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Covers causes and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Looks at treatment with medicine, exercise, and lifestyle changes. Discusses things you can do at home to relieve your symptoms and help control the disease. Includes importance of regular checkups.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of arthritis in which your body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue in your joints. This makes the joints swollen, stiff, and painful. Over time, it may destroy the joint tissues and make it hard for you to walk and use your hands. Medicine may help control rheumatoid arthritis or keep…