Flashcards in Spondyloarthropathies Deck (16):
What is meant by spondyloarthropathy?
Inflammatory arthritis affecting both spine and joints
What is enthesitis?
Inflammation at the site where tendon joins to bone
What is dactylitis?
Inflammation of an entire digit
What is ankylosing spondylitis?
Inflammatory spinal arthritis, usually affecting sacroiliac joint too
Is ankylosing spondylitis more common in males or females?
What is an extra-articular feature of ank. spond. in the eye?
Which HLA is associated with ank. spond?
What examinations can be used to diagnose ank. spond?
List treatment for ankylosing spondylitis
What are the 2 typical nail changes that occur in psoriatic arthritis?
Rheumatoid factor is positive in psoriatic arthritis. True/False?
What is the source of reactive arthritis?
Infection, leading to inflammatory synovitis
Symptoms of reactive arthritis come on at the start of infection. True/False?
Typically up to 4wks after infection
Which organisms typically cause reactive arthritis?
Enterogenic (salmonella, campylobacter)
Reactive arthritis is HLA B27 positive. True/False?