arthritis_extraarticular

extra-articular clinical features of rheumatologic conditions

see also:

introduction

  • see also arthritis - clinical patterns for more details on patterns of disease in arthritis
  • the following is a quick aide memoire of the common conditions which cause joint swelling and some of their extra-articular manifestations which may provide clues to the diagnosis.

nails:

  • pitting:
    • psoriasis

skin/hair:

eyes:

  • dryness:
    • Sjogren's syndrome
  • iritis/uveitis:
    • seronegative spondyloparthropathies:
    • severe in Behcet's; pauciarticular ANA +ve JCA;
    • common in ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter's syndrome
    • rare in psoriatic arthropathy
    • HLA-B27 idiopathic
    • gonorrhoea
  • conjunctivitis:
    • Reiter's syndrome
  • icterus:
    • hepatitis

oral mucosa:

  • dryness:
    • Sjogren's syndrome
  • ulcerations:
    • SLE, Reiter's syndrome

pulmonary:

  • interstitial fibrosis:
    • scleroderma
  • pleuritis:
    • SLE, RhA

cardiac:

  • friction rubs:
    • RhA, SLE
  • murmurs:
    • SBE, RhA

GIT:

  • hepatomegaly:
    • hepatitis
    • inflammatory bowel disease

neurologic:

  • peripheral neuropathy/mononeuritis multiplex:
    • vasculitis

genitalia:

  • urethral discharge/lesions:
    • Reiter's; gonococcal;
arthritis_extraarticular.txt · Last modified: 2012/07/13 07:02 by gary1