Flashcards in Rheumatoid Red Flag Deck (21)
clinical features of vasculitis?
ischaemic/infarction (from vessel stenosis from inflammation)
blood is fine, just narrowed lumen
vasculitis usually happens in one or more organs?
what can cause shoulder/hip stiffness from malignancy?
paraneoplastic, polymyalgia rheumatica
infectious causes of headache in older people 70+?
when to suspect GCA?
Limb girdle stiffness
anyone with PMR with low dose steroids
-sudden monocular blindness
what vessel in danger of occlusion in GCA?
anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy/retinal artery occlusion
giant cell arteritis affect full vessel?
relationship between Polymyalgia and GCA?
PMR noted in >50% of GCA patients
haemarthrosis blood looks how?
darker, blood mixed with synovial fluid
how does needle injection cause septic arthritis?
someone has bacteraemia, you stick a needle through to the joint and it can bleed into the joint.
what bacterias cause monoarthritis?
polyarticular arthralagia suggests what infective route?
rubella, parvo, hep B
reactive arthritis cause?
septic arthritis features?
loss of function
rapid joint destructive
pitfalls for septic arthritis dx?
gout and joint sepsis
no fever if immunosuppressed
history of trauma
3 usual features of systemic inflammation?
older ppl in septic arthritis, what bacteria more likely?
pathophysiology of a purpuric rash from infection?
immune complex deposition
most common vasculitis? cause?
OCP, drugs etc.
small vessel vasculitis most common presentation?
skin: rash, palpable purpura