Autoimmunity Mimics: Infection and Malignancy

Jeffrey C. Eickhoff*, Angelique N. Collamer

*Corresponding author for this work

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Musculoskeletal rheumatic syndromes are commonly encountered in the primary care setting. A plethora of commonly encountered and rare infectious agents can produce osteoarticular and soft tissue manifestations. Likewise, malignancies may manifest rheumatic symptoms via direct tumor invasion or paraneoplastic effects. Awareness of these diseases and their clinical risk factors should result in improved screening and earlier recognition and intervention, leading to improved long-term outcomes and overall patient care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-360
Number of pages18
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Autoimmune
  • Cancer
  • Infection
  • Malignancy
  • Mimics
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Paraneoplastic
  • Rheumatic


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