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"Arthritis and Allied Conditions" grants start-to-finish details and information most likely box of rheumatology. This contains: a clinically suitable presentation of advances in simple sciences appropriate to rheumatology, scientific pharmacology of anti-rheumatic medicines, glossy differential analysis, theoretical foundations, ancient views and scientific remedy of universal and infrequent rheumatic problems.

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24), or 2. a tophus proved to contain urate crystals by chemical or polarized light microscopic means, or 3. 24). The combined criteria were sensitive (98%) and specific (98% relative to RA and 89% relative to pseudogout and septic arthritis). ” Six of 11 criteria must be present for a person to be classified as having gout, but without information on synovial fluid, diagnostic test performance deteriorates slightly. Information ascertained during a single visit, by history, or by review of clinic records had a sensitivity for gout of 85% and a specificity of 93% in differentiating gout from pseudogout with an even higher specificity for other rheumatic diseases.

Jawaheer D, Thomson W, MacGregor AJ, et al. Homozygosity for the HLA-DR shaped epitope contributes the highest risk for rheumatoid arthritis concordance in identical twins. Arthritis Rheum 1994;37:681–696. McDonagh JE, Dunn A, Ollier WER, et al. Compound heterozygosity for the shared epitope and the risk and severity of rheumatoid arthritis in extended pedigrees. Br J Rheumatol 1997;36:322–327. Thomson W, Harrison B, Ollier B, et al. Quantifying the exact role of HLA-DRB1 alleles in susceptibility to inflammatory polyarthritis.

Generalized Disease and Heredity Patients with OA in one joint often have OA elsewhere. They may have generalized OA, which can involve the DIP, PIP, and first CMC joints, joints in the cervical and lumbar spines, knees, first MTP joints, and, occasionally, hips. Generalized OA is more common in women than men. Many extended families with high rates of early-onset generalized OA have been described ( 258,259), in which the occurrence of OA has been linked to an autosomal dominant mutation in type II procollagen.

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