Non-Autoimmune Arthritis
Non-Autoimmune Arthritis

Non-Autoimmune Arthritis

by Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Non-autoimmune arthritides—including osteoarthritis, gout, and septic arthritis—are common diagnoses in primary care settings. Because delays in diagnosis of certain arthritides can be catastrophic, it is vital to understand the expected presentation of the various etiologies as well as the appropriate diagnostic modalities. Some of the complications of delayed treatment may include bacteremia, sepsis, joint destruction, and even death.

The use of laboratory and imaging studies should be guided by a thorough history and physical. Focal bone pain, for example, should prompt imaging to rule out malignancy or fracture, especially if there was preceding trauma. An idiopathic joint effusion (i.e., no trauma, recent surgery), along with infectious signs or symptoms, should immediately prompt arthrocentesis to examine the synovial fluid and search for bacteria or urate crystals. Noninflammatory synovial fluid might suggest osteoarthritis or internal derangement.

Course Details

  • Videos 13
  • Duration 0:56 h
  • Quiz questions 30
  • Concept Pages 6


Your Educators of course Non-Autoimmune Arthritis

 Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Dr. Stephen Holt is the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program at the Yale School of Medicine in Connecticut, USA.
He obtained his PhD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2004. Currently, he is Director of the Addiction Recovery Clinic and Codirector of Clinician Educator Distinctions Pathway at Yale School of Medicine.
Because of his achievements, he earned the Faculty Teacher of the Year award from the Yale Primary Care Residency Program in 2009 and 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Holt teaches courses on Physical Examination, Dermatology, and Rheumatology.

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Great explanation
By Seymur M. on 28. April 2023 for Non-Autoimmune Arthritis

?nteresting and detailed explanation of the pathology. Good use of images and slides.

One of the best
By Malakamir M. on 04. September 2021 for Non-Autoimmune Arthritis

I am going to watch it it again and again, because I learned a lot from him. He knows how to teach and he used a lot of practical examples to explain his lectures.

very informative lecture
By S C. on 11. August 2021 for Gout: Diagnosis and Treatment

lots of useful and clinically relevant material given in a clear way

Lecture is great
By Irfan A. on 06. April 2021 for Non-Autoimmune Arthritis