Hidradenitis suppurativa is a painful, chronic inflammatory skin disease. In two double-blind, placebo-controlled trials, treatment with adalimumab resulted in significantly increased rates of clinical response at week 12. Rates of serious adverse events were similar between groups.
Two days after undergoing uncomplicated bilateral total knee arthroplasties, a 72-year-old man had a temperature of 101°F and a pruritic, erythematous rash that originated on his trunk and spread peripherally to his arms and upper thighs over the course of 24 hours.
The Clinical Implications of Basic Research series has focused on highlighting laboratory research that could lead to advances in clinical therapeutics. However, the path between the laboratory and the bedside runs both ways: clinical observations often pose new questions for laboratory investigations that then lead back to the clinic. One of a series of occasional articles drawing attention to the bedside-to-bench flow of information is presented here,
The Guillain–Barré syndrome has been associated with Zika virus infection. In this report from Colombia, further evidence of the association is provided, as well as further characterization of the associated neurologic syndrome.