Category Archives: Rheumatology

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is a frequently repeated question in AIPGME. The features essential for diagnosis of JRA are: Athritis Non migratory Mono/Polyarticular Tendency to involve large joints or proximal interphalangeal joints Lasting more than 3 months Systemic features Fever Erythematous …

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Joint involvements in diseases

Osteoarthritis MC joint involved-Knee Joint Primary OA(idiopathic) Secondary OA(Trauma,metabolic etc) Joint mice,subchondral sclerosis,osteophyte formation,Joint space narrowing Heberdens nodes and Bouchards nodes. Bouchards——->PIP Heberdens——>DIP Mnemonic:bOuchards—>O for Osteoarthritis B Comes before H so B for PIP and H for DIP Rheumatoid arthritis …

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