Flashcards in Rheumatoid arthritis Deck (11):
How is a first presentation of rheumatoid arthritis managed?
Refer urgently to rheumatology
What bloods should be done for rheumatoid arthritis?
FBC, U&Es, TFTs, ESR, CRP
Rheumatoid factor & anti-CCP
Which joints does rheumatoid arthritis typically affect?
Wrists, MCPs and PIPs
What are some explanations for anaemia in rheumatoid?
Anaemia of chronic disease
Iron deficiency due to NSAIDs
Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia
What is Felty's syndrome?
What are x-ray findings of rheumatoid?
Joint space narrowing
How is rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed?
ACR/EULAR RA classification criteria
1. At least one joint with definite clinical synovitis not explained by another disease
2. Score of over 6/10 - includes joint involvement, serology, inflammatory markers and duration
What is the aetiology of rheumatoid?
Genes, environment and smoking
How is disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis monitored?
DAS-28 (disease activity score)
Joint tenderness, no of swollen joints, patient assessment, acute phase response
What is the treatment for rheumatoid?
Combination DMARD + steroid
Methotrexate + hydroxychloroquine