Welcome to Rheumatology Pearls
This site is a rather simple educational exercise in the distribution of medical "pearls of wisdom" about rheumatology. There are currently 330 pearls in the database which cover a variety of rheumatologic topics including clinical diagnosis, laboratory tests, genetics, basic science and medications. The pearls are each 140 characters or less and thus are "tweetable" and allow for experimentation in micro-blogging and medical education. There is twitter feed associated with this website @RheumPearls.
The pearls themselves are written by Dr. Christopher Collins M.D., a Rheumatologist at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC, and new pearls are added frequently. If you notice an error with one of the pearls, please let us know. Additionally, if you have a rheumatology pearl you would like to submit, send it to us here.