Questions 41–50

  • Yousaf Ali


This chapter illustrates a variety of different scenarios of rheumatic disease in succinct question and answer format. It contains ten complex cases with potentially unusual diagnoses designed to stimulate thought and further reading in this rapidly evolving specialty.


Assessment of rheumatic diseases Complex rheumatology cases Rare rheumatic diseases Rheumatology board exam preparation Rheumatology case studies Study guide for rheumatology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yousaf Ali
    • 1
  1. 1.Mount Sinai HospitalNew YorkUSA

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