polyarthritis

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polyarthritis
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  1. Name 6 causes of polyarthritis.
    • Gout
    • SLE
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Spondyloarthropathies
    • Infective arthritis
    • Scleroderma
  2. Name 5 conditions that may mimic polyarthritis.
    • Vasculitis e.g. Henoch-Schonlein purpura
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Polymyalgia rheumatica
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Polymyositis/dermatomyositis
    • Metabolic disorders e.g. haemochromatosis
  3. What are 5 extra-articular manifestations of RA?
    • Rheumatoid nodules (skin & visceral e.g. lung, heart)
    • Vasculitis
    • Pulmonary - diffuse interstitial fibrosis
    • Neurological - entrapment neuropathies
    • Ocular - scleritis, Sjogren's syndrome
  4. Name 5 viruses for virology testing when suspecting viral infective arthritis.
    • Ross river virus (mosquito borne)
    • Barmah forest virus
    • Epstein-Barr virus
    • Rubella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Parvovirus
  5. Name 2 bacterial species that may cause infective arthritis.
    • Neisseria gonnorhoea
    • Mycoplasma species

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