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    The lecture Arthritis by Charles Vega, MD is from the course Chronic Care.

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    1. Synovial fluid analysis.
    2. X-ray of the knee.
    3. Serum uric acid level evaluation.
    4. ANA and C-reactive protein serum tests.
    5. Rheumatoid factor levels.
    1. ...ruling out systemic lupus erythematosus.
    2. ....ruling in systemic lupus erythematosus.
    3. ...ruling in autoimmune connective tissue disorders.
    4. ....ruling out polymyalgia rhematica and rheumatoid arthritis.
    5. ...ruling in psoriatic arthritis.
    1. That serum markers for evidence of early rheumatoid arthritis should be obtained.
    2. That rheumatoid arthritis can be ruled out based on negative x-rays.
    3. That the patient needs counselling on appropriate carpal tunnel management and duration of therapy.
    4. That the patient should be referred to specialty care for small joint aspiration and fluid analysis.
    5. That the patient needs repeat x-rays since the pain is unresolved.
    1. ... in the sacroiliac joint.
    2. ... symmetrical in distribution across the body.
    3. ... worsen with activity.
    4. ... not associated with other systemic symptoms, such as fever or fatigue.
    5. ... rarely associated with elevated C-reactive protein or erythrocyte sedimentation rate.

    Author of lecture Arthritis

     Charles Vega, MD

    Charles Vega, MD

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