RHEUMATOLOGY MNEMONICS

Dpt. Aamir
11/30/2013
RHEUMATOLOGY MNEMONICS
ACUTE MONOARTHRITIS
HIS-GOUT-FIT *
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Hemarthrosis (coagulopathy, e.g. hemophilia...
CREST SYNDROME
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Calcinosiscutis
Raynaud's syndrome
Esophageal dysmotility
Sclerodactyly
Telangiectasia

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VASCULITIS

WHAM-ANGIITIS
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Wegener's granulomatosis
Hypersensitivity vasculitis (Henoch-Schbnlein)...
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  1. 1. RHEUMATOLOGY MNEMONICS Dpt. Aamir 11/30/2013
  2. 2. RHEUMATOLOGY MNEMONICS ACUTE MONOARTHRITIS HIS-GOUT-FIT *           Hemarthrosis (coagulopathy, e.g. hemophilia) Infection (bacteria, e.g. gonococcus , mycobacterial ; fungal, Lyme disease, viral) Systemic illness (Reiter's, SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, sarcoid, Behget's) Gout/pseudogout Osteoarthritis Ulcerative colitis/Crohn's Trauma/foreign body synovitis Fibrin deposition (palindromic arthritis) Ischemic necrosis Tumor (metastatic, primary) *Differential diagnosis INFLAMMATORY POLYARTHRITIS AGGRAVATED-SYNOVIAL-JTS*  Adult Stills' disease  Gout/pseudogout  Gonococcemia  Rheumatoid arthritis  Acute rheumatic fever  Vasculitis  Amyloidosis  Tuberculosis  Endocarditis  Dermatomyositis/polymyositis  Systemic lupus erythematosus  Yersinia , Campylobacter, Shigella (Reiter's)  Non-gonococcal urethritis (Reiter's)  Overlap syndromes (e.g. mixed connective tissue disease)  Viral infections (reactive)  Inflammatory bowel disease  AIDS  Lyme disease  Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis  Treponemal infection (syphilis)  Sarcoidosis Also: scleroderma, polymyalgia rheumatica, psoriasis, intestinal bypass surgery, hemochromatosis *Differential diagnosis CALCIUM PYROPHOSPHATE DIHYDRATE DEPOSITION DISEASE HOW-I-GOT-BAD-CPPD               Also: Hyperparathyroidism Osteoarthritis Wilson's disease Iron overload Gout Ochronosis Thyroid disease (hypothyroidism) Bowel disease (Crohn's, ulcerative colitis) Acromegaly Diabetes Congenital hypocalciuric hypercalcemia Paget 's disease Post-traumatic Disease resembling rheumatoid arthritis amyloidosis, hypophosphatemia, hereditary calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate deposition (CPPD)
  3. 3. CREST SYNDROME CREST*      Calcinosiscutis Raynaud's syndrome Esophageal dysmotility Sclerodactyly Telangiectasia *Clinical features OSTEOARTHRITIS I-GOT-MR-PAIN-DOC              Idiopathic primary osteoarthritis Gout Occupational/s ports Trauma, acute/fracture Metabolic (hemochromatosis, Wilson's , Gaucher's, ochronosis) Rheumatoid arthritis Psoriatic arthritis Acromegaly/endocrine (hyperparathyroidism, DM, obesity, hypothyroid) Infection Neuropathic Developmental (Legg-Calve-Perthes, congenital hip dislocation, etc.) Osteopetrosis/osteochondritis Calcium deposition disease RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS RF-RISES        Rheumatoid factor elevated Finger/hand joints involved Rheumatoid nodules Involvement of three or more joints Stiffness, morning Erosions/decalcifications on X-rays Symmetric (bilateral) arthritis *Clinical features SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS (SCLERODERMA) SCLERODERMA*            Skin changes Cardiac involvement Lung involvement Esophageal dysfunction Raynaud's phenomenon Obstruction, pseudoDry eyes/mouth Endocrine (hypothyroidism) Renal failure Myopathy/myositis Arthritis *Clinical features SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSIS ORDER-HIS-ANA*            Oral ulcers Rash (malar) Discoid rash Exaggerated photosensitivity Renal disease Hematologic abnormalities Immunologic abnormalities Serositis Arthralgias/arthritis (non-erosive) Neurologic disease Anti-nuclear antibody *Clinical features
  4. 4. VASCULITIS WHAM-ANGIITIS             Wegener's granulomatosis Hypersensitivity vasculitis (Henoch-Schbnlein) Associated with systemic disease, rheumatic disease, neoplasm Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome (Kawasaki's ) Allergic angiitis (Churg-Strauss disease) Nodosa, polyarteris Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis) Iatrogenic/drug-induced Infection Takayasu's arteritis Isolated CNS vasculitis Serum sickness WEGENER’S GRANULOMATOSIS LUNG-HEAD         Lung/pulmonary vasculitis Upper respitatory tract disease, sinusitis Neuropathy, cranial or peripheral Glomerulo nephritis/renal disease Heart involvement Eye involvement ArthraIgias/arthritis Dermatologic lesions *Clinical features

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