Compendium Takes Rheumatology to Extremes


A medical web site devoted to extremes in medicine seeks record-setting rheumatology cases.

Smilack JD. Medical Extremes (A Compendium of Medical Records) Is Now Online. The American Journal of Medicine  2014;127(12): e41, December 2014 doi:

Inspired by the Guinness Book of World Records, the author and his colleagues published a short book of extreme measurements in medicine several years ago.

They've now turned the book into a free access web site, and are soliciting new entries for it.

The rheumatology-related entries to date are:

Highest serum DNA titer
Highest serum anti-mitochondrial antibody titer
Highest serum antinuclear antibody (ANA) titer
Highest serum anti-streptolysin O (ASO) titer
Highest serum rheumatoid factor titer
Lowest serum complement C3[1]
8 mg/dL
Lowest serum complement C4
2.6 mg/dL
Largest tophus
7 cm x 6.3 cm x 3.3 cm; 72 gm



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