Rheumatoid arthritis

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Background

  • Erosive polyarthritis

Clinical Features

  • Polyarthritis

Differential Diagnosis

Workup

Management

  • NSAIDs
    • Symptomatic relief without slowing underlying disease
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Opiods have a limited role
  • Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD)
    • Can be started by PMD or Rheumatologist after ER visit

Disposition

  • Refer to PMD or rheumatologist

See Also

Sources

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