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1

Most likely complication for CREST

Malabsorption - secondary to bacterial overgrowth of sclerosed small intestines

2

Minimum steroid intake to be offered osteoporosis prophylaxis

prednisolone 7.5mg/d for 3M

3

Antiphospholipid syndrome - FBC and clotting screen

(paradoxically) prolonged APTT + low platelets

4

Chilblains(pernio)

itchy,painful purple swellings - occur on fingers and toes after exposure to cold

5

Raynaud's + Hx of recurrent miscarriages

SLE / antiphospholipid syndrome

6

>75Y +fragility fracture

start bisphophonates

7

Antiphospholipid syndrome in pregnancy

aspirin + LMWH
Aspirin - once pregnancy confirmed on urine testing
LMWH - once fetal heart seen on USS (stop at 34wk)

8

Mononeuritis multiplex

Involvement of >1 peripheral and/or cranial nerve

9

AS Bamboo spine characteristics

Fusion of ant.spinal ligament
Fusion of sacroilitis
Syndesmophytes

10

RA presentation

MCP joint involvement

x lumbar
x thoracic
x DIP
x base of thumb (OA)

USS - hypervascularized synovitis

11

Which arthritis doesn't affect MCP

OA

12

Rheumatoid nodules confirms?

Sero+ve RF
Not necessarily for anti-ccp