SMJ Article | Original Article

CME Article: Common Variable Immune Deficiency: An Outpatient Experience

Objectives: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is one of the most common primary immunodeficiencies encountered by physicians, yet it is still poorly described and vastly underdiagnosed and underreported. It is characterized by low levels of immunoglobulins IgG, IgM, and IgA, recurrent infections, and an increased incidence of autoimmune conditions and malignancies....

Posted in: Allergy and Immunology7 Autoimmune Systemic Disorders2

SMJ Article | Multidisciplinary Clinical Case Study

When Statins Get Physical: A Curious Cause of Statin Myopathy

We present the case of a 61-year-old male with hyperlipidemia and lumbar radiculopathy admitted to our hospital with rhabdomyolysis attributed to the recent initiation of statin therapy. Despite aggressive fluid resuscitation and an initial declination in his creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels, he had persistent myalgias with progressive weakness. Rheumatologic and...

Posted in: Autoimmune Systemic Disorders2 Diseases of Muscle & Neuromuscular Function1
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