Crash Course Rheumatology and Orthopaedics, 3e by Cameron Elias-Jones MBChB MRCS(Edin), Martin Perry MBChB

By Cameron Elias-Jones MBChB MRCS(Edin), Martin Perry MBChB BSc(Hons) MRCP(UK) FHEA

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Gout 4. Reiter’s/reactive arthritis First metatarsophalangeal joint: 1. Gout joint pain in ankylosing spondylitis or painful metacarpophalangeal joints in rheumatoid arthritis. Eye symptoms can occur in: • Reiter syndrome (conjunctivitis). • Rheumatoid arthritis (keratoconjunctivitis). • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (uveitis). Patients with a history of recent sexually transmitted disease or diarrhoea may have Reiter syndrome. Also consider gonococcal arthritis in patients with a history of sexually transmitted diseases.

Those against MPO are found in polyarteritis nodosa. A positive MPO can also be found with malignancy and certain infections. Antiphospholipid antibodies Lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin antibodies are found in the antiphospholipid syndrome. They are associated with venous and arterial thrombosis and recurrent miscarriage. Complement Activation of the complement system leads to reduced serum levels of complement proteins as they fix to vessel walls and tissue. Reduced C3 and C4 occurs in active lupus and in some types of vasculitis.

They are also useful measures of disease activity. 18 Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) These antibodies are directed against enzymes present in neutrophil granules. They are associated with vasculitic and inflammatory conditions. Two main patterns of immunofluorescence are seen: cytoplasmic (c-ANCA) and perinuclear (p-ANCA). c-ANCA and p-ANCA bind to several proteins, the most common being proteinase 3 (PR3) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) respectively. Antibodies to PR3 are found in about 80% of patients with Wegener granulomatosis.

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