A 67-year-old man with granulomatous polyangiitis treated with prednisone and azathioprine has a positive galactomannan enzyme immunoassay and fungal cultures positive for Aspergillus fumigatus in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid obtained for evaluation of dyspnea and a cavitary pulmonary nodule. How would you interpret the test results?
This randomized trial reports a lower incidence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and reactivation in patients seropositive for the hepatitis B surface antigen with untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma receiving treatment with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone.
This randomized trial reports that among patients with acute sciatica due to a herniated lumbar disk, a short course of oral steroids resulted in modestly improved function and no improvement in pain compared with placebo.
This narrative review summarizes current evidence about the diagnosis and treatment of polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis.
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