Flashcards in 35. MSK Deck (18):
Rhomboid crystal in synovial fluid?
Yellow needle shaped crystals in parallel - negatively birefringent?
Blue needle shaped crystals in parallel - positively birefringent?
Osteoarthritis - inflammatory?
No, wear and tear (degenerative)
Rheumatoid arthritis - inflammatory?
Ankylosing spondylitis - inflammatory?
MCP joints involved?
What is rheumatoid factor?
IgM against IgG
Synovial tissue that is hyperplastic and that grows over articular cartilage and destroys it?
Pannus - which is why people with rheumatoid arthritis need to move their joints
Patient: rheumatoid arthritis, dry eyes, dry mouth?
First joint involved in gout?
Big toe - often happens at night
Does elevated uric acid level mean you have gout?
No - determined by presence of monosodium urate crystals
Once you have tophus, what do you use for treatment?
What would you not want to eat if you have gout?
Alcohol, red meat
Sacroiliac and fusion of vertebral column?
What other manifestations can you get with ankylosing spondylitis?
Uveitis and aortitis