Chronic Inflammatory Polyarthritis – Decision Tool #1

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Chronic Inflammatory Polyarthritis - Decision Tool #1
[html]Note: This decision tool assumes a chronic (6+ weeks), inflammatory <a href="../../musculoskeletal/inflammatory-vs-noninflammatory/">(link to decision tool)</a>, articular <a href="../../musculoskeletal/articular-vs-nonarticular/">(link to decision tool)</a> disorder that affects more than 3 joints.
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[select name="Q1" value="|Yes|No"] <-- QUESTION 1: Is the arthritis SYMMETRICAL?[conditional field="Q1" condition="(Q1).is('Yes')"]
Findings in Rheumatoid Arthritis
1. PIP, MCP, and/or MTP joints involved
2. Rheumatoid nodules
3. Elevated Rheumatoid factor
4. Radiological evidence of RA
[select name="Q2" value="|Yes|No"] <-- Are any of the 4 findings in Rheumatoid Arthritis (above) present?[/conditional]

INTERPRETATION --> [conditional field="Q1" condition="(Q1).is('No')"]Evaluate for spondyloarthropathy [html]<a href="../../musculoskeletal/spondyloarthropathy/">See Spondyloarthropathy Calculator</a>[/html][/conditional][conditional field="Q1|Q2" condition="(Q1).is('Yes')&&(Q2).is('Yes')"]Rheumatoid arthritis is likely, can the diagnosis be confirmed? [html]<a href="../../musculoskeletal/ra-likelihood/">See Rheumatoid Arthritis Likelihood Calculator</a>, <a href="../../musculoskeletal/2010-ra-criteria/">See 2010 Rheumatology Criteria Calculator</a>, and <a href="../../musculoskeletal/arthritis-tests/">See Testing for Chronic Inflammatory Arthritides Calculator</a>[/html][/conditional][conditional field="Q1|Q2" condition="(Q1).is('Yes')&&(Q2).is('No')"]Evaluate for spondyloarthropathy [html]<a href="../../musculoskeletal/spondyloarthropathy/">See Spondyloarthropathy Calculator</a>[/html][/conditional][conditional field="Q1" condition="(Q1).is('')"]PLEASE ANSWER QUESTION 1[/conditional][conditional field="Q1|Q2" condition="(Q1).is('Yes')&&(Q2).is('')"]PLEASE ANSWER QUESTION 2[/conditional]
[html]<hr>[/html][checkbox memo="display/hide references" name="footnotes" value=""][conditional field="footnotes" condition="(footnotes).is('')"][html]
reference: <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9455961">Lipsky P. Algorithms for the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal complaints: A new tool for the primary-care provider. Am J Med. 1997 Dec 29;103(6A):1S-2S.</a>[/html][/conditional]
Chronic Inflammatory Polyarthritis - Decision Tool #1
Note: This decision tool assumes a chronic (6+ weeks), inflammatory (link to decision tool), articular (link to decision tool) disorder that affects more than 3 joints.

<-- QUESTION 1: Is the arthritis SYMMETRICAL?

INTERPRETATION -->

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