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1

pubic symphysis, SI, and spine are what type of joints?

amphiarthroses

2

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

3

what are the 3 reasons for lab testing in arthritis workup?

- screening
- confirming a diagnosis
- monitoring treatment

4

what do acute phase reactants monitor?

intensity of inflammation

5

which changes faster - ESR or CRP?

CRP

6

rheumatoid factor is an antibody to the ____ portion of immunoglobulin ____

- Fc
- IgG

7

do RF levels correlate with disease activity?

NO

8

anti-CCP antibodies are useful in what situation?

RF-negative patients with RA

9

can CCP antibodies be used as a screening test?

NO

10

what is the screening test of choice for autoimmune rheumatic disease?

ANA antibodies

11

a centromere pattern of ANA antibodies suggests what condition?

CREST

12

nucleolar pattern of ANA antibodies suggests what condition?

systemic scleroderma

13

anti double stranded DNA antibodies are specific to what condition?

SLE

14

anti-Jo1 antibodies are specific to ___________

polymyositis

15

anti-centromere antibodies are specific to __________

limited scleroderma - CREST

16

anti-U1 RNP antibodies are specific to _____________

primarily MCTD

17

do antinuclear antibodies correlate with disease activity?

no

18

what analysis is mandatory for acute monoarthritis?

synovial fluid analysis