“Get Dirty” at the ACR Annual Meeting

This post is based on my presentation for the Fellows-In-Training Educational Session.

With hundreds of scientific sessions covering virtually every topic in rheumatology, you might think that these sessions are the most important part of attending the ACR Annual Meeting. You would be wrong. Most sessions are available online for you to watch at home, at your own pace, in your pajamas. Continue reading “Get Dirty” at the ACR Annual Meeting

SAVI, the new autoinflammatory kid on the block

Doctors are discovering new autoinflammatory diseases almost every month.  The latest autoinflammatory disease is called STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy, or SAVI.  As the name implies, the disease becomes noticeable shortly after birth: infants develop a rash, nodules, fever, lung abnormalities, and ulcers or gangrene in their fingertips.  Blood testing shows elevation in markers of inflammation, as are normally seen in autoinflammatory diseases. Continue reading SAVI, the new autoinflammatory kid on the block