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1

What is spondyloarthorpathy?

family of inflam arthritides characterized by invovlement of both the spone and joints principally in geneticall predisposed individuals

2

What is the main gene associated the spondylarthropathies?

HLA-B27

3

What diseases is HLA-B27 associated with?

ank. spon; reactive arthritis, Crohn's, uveitis

4

What diseases make p the spondyloarthropathies?

ankylosing spondylitis; psoriatic arthritis; reactive arthritis; enteropathic arthirits

5

What are hte differences betweeen mechanical and inflammatory back pain?

mechanical- worsened by actvity, typically worst at end of the day, better with rest
inflam-worse with rest, better with activity, signif early morning sitfness (>30 mins)

6

What are the shared rheumatological features of the spondyloarthropathies?

sacoriliac and spinal involvemtn; enthesitis; dactylitis

7

What is dactylitis?

"sausage digits"- inflam of entire digit

8

What are the extra-articular features seen in the spondyloarthropathies?

ocular inflammation (uveitis; conjunctivites; mucocutaneous lesions; aortic incompetence or heart blcok

9

What is ankylosing spondylitis

chronic systemic inflam disorder that primarly affects the spine

10

What is the hallmark features of ank spon?

sacroiliac joint involvemnt

11

Who is ank. spon seen in?

late adolescence or early adulthood; M:F- 3-5:1

12

What are the features of ank. spon in the classificitation?

inflam back pain for longer than 3 months
arthritis
enthesitis (heel)
uveitis
dactylitis
psoriasis
Crohn's
good response to NSAIDs
FHx
HLA-B27
inc. CRP

13

What are the CVS; resp and neurological involvement seen with ank. spon?

aortic valve/ root-aortic regurg
fibrosis of upper lung lobes
A-A subluxation

14

What are the 7 As for ank. spon??

axial arthritis
anterior uveitis
aortic regurg
apical fibrosis
amyloidosis/Ig A nephropathy
achilles tendinitis
plAntar fasciitis

15

What happens to the spine in pts with ank. spon?

syndesmophytes- fusion of vertebrae; question mark posture- straightening of the lordosis

16

What examinations can be done in pts with ank. spon?

tragus/occiput to wall- wont be able to
chest expansion- costovertebral joints can be affected
modified schober test- should be >5cm when bend over

17

What is seen on MRI in ank. spon?

bone density is normal in early disease but reuced in late disease
shiny corners
flowing syndesmophytes
fusion (bamboo spine)
bone marrow oedema
enthesitis

18

What is the treatment for ank. spon?

PT; OT; NSAIDs; DMARDS; anti-TNFs

19

What is the newest licensed drug for AS?

secukinumab- anti-IL17

20

What is psoriatic arthritis?

inflammatory arthritis assoc with psoriasis

21

How is psoriatic arthritis differentiated from RA?

no rheumatoid nodules; RF negative

22

What are the clinical features of psoriatic arthritis?

sacroilitis; nail involvement; dactylitis; enthesitis; extra-articular features eg eye disease

23

What is seen on x-ray in psoriatic arthritis?

marginal erosions and whiskering; pencil in cup deformity; osteolysis; enthesitis

24

Are inflam markers raised with psoriatic arthritis?

yes

25

What is the treatment for psoraitic arthritis?

PT;OT; NSAIDs; CS; DMARDs; anti-TNFs; anti-IL17

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What is reactive arthritis?

infection induced systemic illness characterized primarly by an inflam synovitis from which viable microbes cannot be cultures

27

What infections tend to induce reactive arthritis?

GU- chlaymydia and GI- eg salmonella; shigella

28

Who gets reactive arthritis?

young adults (20-40); theres an equal sex distributiona

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When do reactive arthritis symptoms start after an infeciton?

1-4 weeks post infection

30

What is reiters syndrome?

a form of reactive arthritis
triad of urethritis; eye inflam; arthritis