Disclaimer: The PIVOT cases were developed as part of The Lupus Initiative’s curriculum for the instruction of students and medical professionals. While every effort was made to present correct information in these fictitious cases, medicine is a constantly changing science. Therefore, in viewing or using these cases, you agree not to use them as medical advice to treat any medical condition. Patients viewing this site should consult their own physicians for the diagnosis and/or treatment of any medical issues they may be having.
The PIVOT website should not be used in any legal capacity. This includes but is not limited to establishing "standard of care" in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made herein. Under no circumstances shall any members of the PIVOT project team, collaborators, the American College of Rheumatology, The Lupus Initiative, or any office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services be responsible for damages arising from use of this website or its contents.
Copyright: The PIVOT project is copyrighted and may not be reproduced or re-distributed without approval. All of the content and images, unless noted, is copyrighted by the American College of Rheumatology. The PIVOT platform, programmed in the open-source Ruby on Rails language, is copyrighted by The Regents of the University of California.