Medical Student Research Fellowship for Summer 2006
Mentor: Dr. Heidi Jacobe
Room number: F4.212A
Mail Code: (see above)
Phone number: 86743
Project title: A Case Study in Differential Diagnosis of Lupus
Human subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable):
This study qualifies for IRB exemption under categories 4 of the human subject guidelines, as the information is recorded in such a manner that subjects cannot be identified.
Animal subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable):
Project Type (patient-based research, animal-based research, or basic research; this characterization is only to permit a general classification for grouping similar types of projects)
Brief Description of Project:
In some forms of Lupus (i.e. systemic lupus erythematosus), the association or appearance of psoriasis has been observed in the course of the disease, and in is some case, the irregular presentation of one of these illness has lead to misdiagnosis as the other. At Southwestern, five patients have thus far shown such irregular presentations. With careful observation and documentation of the clinical presentation these patients and others, how they are accurately diagnosed and their diseases managed, our report of these cases will hopefully raise the awareness of other physicians to guard against a critical mistake and aid them to more effectively treat patients with both illnesses.
Previous Research Activities or Publications with Medical Students:
Worked with D.S. Rubenstein on project involving Alopecia.
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