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Case Reports and Consent for Publishing in Rheumatology Journals

A Latin American Perspective

Pineda, Carlos MD, PhD; Sandoval, Hugo MEc

JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: June 2018 - Volume 24 - Issue 4 - p 224–227
doi: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000000789
News and Views From Latin America

Case reports have a long-standing tradition in the current rheumatology literature. We aimed to present the main points of view regarding the importance, meaning, and barriers of consent for publishing under the comprehensive protection of patients' rights within this genre. We encourage Latin American editors and authors of rheumatology journals to adopt the best ethical practices in the field, avoiding security and legal liabilities from a regional perspective.

From the Division of Musculoskeletal and Rheumatic Diseases, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra, Mexico City, Mexico.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Carlos Pineda, MD, PhD, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra, Calzada México-Xochimilco 289, Col. Arenal de Guadalupe, Tlalpan, 14389 Ciudad de México (CDMX), México. E-mail:

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