Flashcards in R/O - Introduction to arthritis Deck (18)
pubic symphysis, SI, and spine are what type of joints?
what are the red flag for joint exam?
- acute monoarticular arthritis with inflammation
- cranial symptoms in elderly patients with muscle pain
- morning stiffness lasting over an hour in patients with back pain
what are the 3 reasons for lab testing in arthritis workup?
- confirming a diagnosis
- monitoring treatment
what do acute phase reactants monitor?
intensity of inflammation
which changes faster - ESR or CRP?
rheumatoid factor is an antibody to the ____ portion of immunoglobulin ____
do RF levels correlate with disease activity?
anti-CCP antibodies are useful in what situation?
RF-negative patients with RA
can CCP antibodies be used as a screening test?
what is the screening test of choice for autoimmune rheumatic disease?
a centromere pattern of ANA antibodies suggests what condition?
nucleolar pattern of ANA antibodies suggests what condition?
anti double stranded DNA antibodies are specific to what condition?
anti-Jo1 antibodies are specific to ___________
anti-centromere antibodies are specific to __________
limited scleroderma - CREST
anti-U1 RNP antibodies are specific to _____________
do antinuclear antibodies correlate with disease activity?