Around the Rheum

Around the Rheum

Episode 24: Clinical Pearls and Medical Mysteries #1 - with Dr. Sarah Hansen

August 08, 2022

"The Patient is a 19-year-old woman of Filipino descent but born in Canada, previously healthy apart from a history of eczema, for which she is not taking any treatment. She had traveled to France on a gap year and while she was there she developed a skin rash that was worse on sun exposure. She also noticed increased hair loss, shortness of breath, dry cough, and arthralgias." 

Dr Sarah Hansen, a recent graduate from the UBC Rheumatology program and an incoming Fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) joins Dan and Janet for our first Medical Mysteries episode.

Step-by-step, Sarah lays out what proves to be an increasingly difficult case to our in-house Holmes and Watson. Will Janet and Dan crack it?  You'll have to listen to find out, but we can guarantee you an episode 'chock-full' of clinical pearls. 

Dr. Janet Pope is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine, London, Ontario. She is also the Division Head in Rheumatology at St. Joseph's Health Centre in London.

Dr. Daniel Ennis is a Rheumatologist and Vasculitis Specialist at the University of British Columbia.

Special Thanks:

Around the Rheum is produced by the Canadian Rheumatology Association's Communications Committee.

A special thank you to the podcast team, Dr. Dax G. Rumsey (CRA Communications Committee Chair), Dr. Daniel Ennis (Host), David McGuffin (Producer, Explore Podcast Productions), Leslie Ishimwe (Marketing and Communications Director, CRA) for leading production.

Our theme music was composed by Aaron Fontwell.

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