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What are bony enlargements of the distal interphalangeal (DIP)joints called?
Heberden's nodes and are indicative of OA
What inflammatory disease process is indicated by swelling of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints?
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- If symmetrical swelling has been present for longer than 6 months a presumptive diagnosis of rheumatoid may be made, regardless of laboratory results.
What two disease processes is very marketed elevation in ESR?
giant cell arteritis and polymyalgiarheumatica
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