Differential Diagnosis of Arthritis: HINTS

Differential Diagnosis of Arthritis: HINTS

Hemorrhage due to trauma, or less frequently due to hemophilia
Inflammatory, e.g. CRP, PAIR (see below)
Noninflammatory, e.g. osteoarthritis (OA)
Trauma or Tumor, e.g. leukemia
Septic arthritis

Differential Diagnosis of Inflammatory Arthritic Conditions: CRP

rystals,e.g. Gout or Pseudogout
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

PAIR, a group of disordes with HLA B-27:

Ankylosing spondylitis
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), e.g. ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn’s disease
Reiter’s syndrome

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