Flashcards in CPR #17 Rheum Deck (11)
anky spon and IBD usually affect what size joints?
what are some seronegative polyarthropathies
ankylosing spondylitis, IBD, REactive arthritis
White cell count in Rheumatoid? in blood?
how to check for kidney damage in RA without biopsy?
MSU for haematuria
look for casts
why do LFTs in RA?
check if their liver is ok to handle RA treatment
what can you see on RA x-ray?
soft tissue swelling
What disease has arthralgia but no swelling?
Lupus monitoring investigations?
FBE: Hb, lymphopaenia, ESR, CSR
ANA (not usually vary), Anti-ds-DNA (correlated, down with good Rx)
Kidney Function: MSU
bone density: d/t steroids, might need Vit. D
principles of management for lupus
what happens when you stop steroids too fast?
become Addisonian (fatigue etc.)
any stress, won't have extra cortisol surge: infection