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The group of diseases causing pain, stiffness and inflammation of the MSK system

Arthritides

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2 different types of arthritides

Acute and Chronic

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2 different types of chronic arthritis

Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis

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Commoneste type of joint disease aka degenerative joint disease, Progressive erosion of articular cartilage.

Osteoarthritis

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What forms at the margins of joints in osteoarthritis

Bony spurs and cysts

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Underlying systemic diseases in OA

Diabetes
Obesity

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Which joints are affected by OA in men and women?

Men-hip
Women- knees and hands

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Pathogenesis of OA

Deterioration or loss of cartilage
Bone forms spurs and cysts
Results in pain and limitaiton of movements

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Cells which form the cartilage around bone

Chondrocytes

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How do chondrocytes contribute to OA

-Produce interleukin 1- initiates matrix breakdown. -Prostaglandin derivative induces the release of lytic enzymess- prevents matrix synthesis

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Abnormal stresses in weight bearing joints

Primary OA

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What joints are commonly affected in OA

Fingers, knees and cervical and lumbar spines

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What forms in the fingers in primary OA

Herbeden's or Bouchard's nodes

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Chronic systemic disorder-principally affecting the joints

Rheumatoid arthritis

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Pathogenesis of RB

Production of a non suppurative proliferative synovitis-destruction of articular cartilage and ankylosis of joints

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Who is more at risk of RA- emn or women?

Women

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What happens to the synovium in RB

Polypoid fibrovascular thickening of the synovium, forms a pannus that invades into the articular cartilage- penetrates subchondral bone and cyst formation

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Clinical features of RB

Malaise, fatigue and generalised MSK pain
Joints are swollen, warm, painful and stiff in the morning or after activity
Small joints of the hands and feet are frequently affected

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Mutations in which genes predispose you to RA

HLA
DR4
DR1

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Name 2 primary exogenous arthritogens

EBV
Borrelia

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Describe the pathogenesis of RA

Autoimmune reaction within the synovial membranes- CD4 positive T cells.
Release of cytokines- IL1,6, TNF alpha and beta

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Criteria for diagnosis

Morning stiffness
Arthritis in 3 or more joint areas
Arthritis of hand joints
Symmetric arthritis
Rheumatoid nodules
Serum Rheumatoid factor
Typical radiographic changes-narrowing of joint space, loss of articular cartilage

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What 2 main things are required for the diagnosis of RB

Rheumatoid factor- present in most
Analysis of synovial fluid- presence of neutrophils

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RA- other systems involvement

Skin- rheumatoid nodules
Lung, spleen, heart and other viscera

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What do you call arthitis which lacks rheumatoid factor

Sero-negative arthritides

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4 sero negative arthritides

Ankylosing spondylitis
Reiter's syndrome
Psoriatic arthritis
Enteropathic arthritis

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End point of a group of disorders producing hyperuricaemia- uric acid is the end product of purine metabolism

Gout

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4 clinical features of gout

Acute arthritis
Chronic arthritis
Tophi in various sites
Gouty nephropathy

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Pathogenesis of gout

Transient attacks of acute arthritis- crystallization of urates within and about joints, leading to chronic gouty arthritis and deposition of masses of urates in joints and other sites - tophi

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deposition of masses of urates in joints and other sites

Tophi

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