Medical Health Check

A couple of weeks ago, a family member told the story of a colleague that complained that  he was feeling “somehow unwell”. Well, as usual he did some self medication and felt better and got on with his work. By the next evening he was dead. Just recently a friend also had a  colleague that […]

The Patient With Dry Eyes and Dry Mouth

A 59-year-old woman with a 7-year history of Sjögren’s syndrome treated symptomatically has had three episodes of cutaneous vasculitis, successfully treated with oral steroids. She now presents with complaints of a slowly progressive enlargement of her right parotid gland. Her physical exam reveals dry mucous membranes and an enlarged, firm, non-tender right parotid gland. Laboratory […]