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1 Rheumatology Review

2 SLE Multisystem inflammatory autoimmune disorder: Antibody and immune complex deposition Females >> Males, African-American, young to middle age Symptoms/Signs Constitutional: H/A, fatigue, fever, weight loss, arthralgias MS: arthralgias, myalgia, arthritis Derm/mucosal: patchy alopecia, malar rash, discoid lesions, livedo reticularis, vasculitic purpura, Raynaud phenomenon, photosensitivity, soft palate/oral ulcers Renal: Glomerulonephritis, nephrotic/nephritic syndromes, ARF/CRF Psychiatric/Neuro: H/A, depression, seizures, psychosis, TIA/CVA, peripheral and cranial neuropathy Cardiac: pericarditis/pericardial effusion, Serositis, Libman-Sacks endocarditis  Mitral Regurgitation, CAD/infarction, coronary thrombosis Pulmonary: pleural effusion, Serositis, pulmonary embolism, lupus pneumonitis, chronic lupus interstitial lung disease, infarction GI: autoimmune hepatitis (jaundice), mesenteric vasculitis  bowel infarction, hepatosplenomegaly

3 SLE Hematologic: anemia (Fe-deficient vs Anemia of chronic disease vs. Autoimmune hemolytic), pancytopenia (esp. lymphopenia), hypocomplementemia Ocular: Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, retinal hemorrhages, cotton wool spots, uveitis Other: Antiphospholipid antibodies Lupus Anticoagulant: prolongation of aPTT (clotting and recurrent miscarriage) Anticardiolipin (ACL) antibodies Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome Recurrent vessel occlusion (Hypercoagulable state), fetal loss, thrombocytopenia, livedo recticularis + Antiphospholipid antibodies, but without features of SLE

4 Diagnostic Criteria: American Rheumatology Association
Any 4 of the Following: Malar Rash Discoid rash Photosensitivity Oral Ulcers Arthritis involving more than 2 joints (Polyarthritis) Serositis (Pleuritis, Pericarditis, Peritonitis) Antinuclear Antibody titer positive Renal disease (proteinuria) Neurologic disorder (Seizures, Psychosis) Anemia, Neutropenia or Thrombocytopenia Anti-dsDNA, Anti-Sm positive, Syphilis False Positive

5 Diagnosis: SLE Antibodies
Antinuclear (ANA): highly sensitive only Smith Antibody (Anti-Smith or Anti-Sm) Low sensitivity, high specificity Double Stranded DNA Antibody (Anti-dsDNA) Correlates with disease activity and lupus nephritis Histone Antibody (Anti-histone) Associated with drug induced lupus (Procainamide, Isoniazid, Hydralazine)

6 SLE: Other + Antibodies, Other Diagnostics
Anti-ribosomal P (sPecific, Psychosis) Anti-Ro (Anti-SSA) Anti-La (Anti-SSB) Anti-RNP Coombs test–positive Inflammatory markers: ESR, CRP

7 SLE: Treatment Supportive/emotional support Rest, NSAIDS: arthralgias
Corticosteroids: visceral complications AntiMALARials: rash, arthralgias Anticoagulation: Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome Immunosuppressants: recalcitrant to steroids

8 RA A chronic systemic inflammatory disease with synovial membrane affliction. Characterized by inflammation of ligaments and proliferation/thickening of synovium, leading to destruction of various tissues such as cartilage, bone, tendons, the joint capsule, ligaments, and blood vessels. The key component of immune complex formation occurs due to crosslinkage of rheumatoid factor (IgM) against IgG. Joint changes: chronic synovitis with pannus formation  erosion of cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bone

9 RA Females > males, Middle aged Symptoms/Signs
MS: symmetric joint manifestations Swelling, warmth, tenderness, pain, morning stiffness > 1 hour (↓ during day) PIP, MCP joints, wrists; elbows, knees, ankles, MTP Spares: DIPs, T-spine, LS-spine Mononeuropathies: median nerve entrapment Cervical spine: atlantoaxial subluxation

10 RA: Extra-Articular Signs
SQ Rheumatoid nodules Of bony prominences, bursae, tendon sheaths Constitutional: malaise, weight loss, low-grade fever, anorexia Vasculitis: palmar erythema, digital hemorrhagic infarction, palpable purpura Anemia of Chronic Disease (normochromic/cytic) Cardiac: pericarditis/pericardial effusion, block Pulmonary: effusion, pleuritis, interstitial fibrosis, nodules (Caplan syndrome), and bronchiolitis obliterans-organizing pneumonia (BOOP) Ocular: Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, Scleritis, Episcleritis, Keratitis, Scleromalacia

11 RA: Diagnosis Rheumatoid Factor + ANA Elevations in IgG and IgM
Sensitive, not specific Present in 75% of those with disease Correlates with disease severity and prognosis + ANA Elevations in IgG and IgM Normochromic/cytic anemia Leukocytosis or leukopenia ESR, CRP ↑ Radiological changes (X-Ray) Early: soft tissue swelling, juxta-articular demineralization Late: uniform joint space narrowing, bony erosions, subluxation

12 RA: Treatment Supportive Rest, emotional support Physical therapy
Joint rest NSAIDS DMARDS: methotrexate, antimalarials, steroids, sulfasalazine, leflunomide, azathioprine, cyclosporin A, minocycline, gold salts, penicillamine TNF blockers: etanercept, infliximab, and adalimumab Interleukin receptor blockers: anakinra

13 Juvenile RA (Still’s Disease)
Chronic synovial inflammation in children < 16 yrs old for at least 6 weeks; symmetric joint disease 3 Subtypes Pauciarticular (Most common, females > males, age < 8) Affects 4 or fewer joints, associated w/ Uveitis Polyarticular: bimodal age distribution (1-6 or years), > 5 joints Systemic: hepatomegaly and splenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, high daily relapsing/spiking fever, recurrent evanescent “salmon-pink” rash; pericarditis, heart failure

14 JRA: Diagnostics ESR ANA RF Radiological Echo

15 JRA: Treatment NSAIDS Methotrexate Ophthalmology consult
Physical therapy, splinting, orthotics

16 Rheumatic Fever Develops in children and adolescents following pharyngitis with group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes) Diagnosis: Jones Criteria Two Major Criteria or, One Major and 2 Minor Criteria + Documented GABHS Major Carditis (ie, endocarditis  mitral stenosis, pericarditis) Polyarthritis (transient, migratory) Sydenham's Chorea Erythema marginatum Subcutaneous Nodules

17 Rheumatic Fever Minor Criteria Documented GABHS infection Arthralgias
Elevated Sedimentation Rate (ESR) Elevated C-Reactive Protein Prolonged PR interval on Electrocardiogram Documented GABHS infection Throat culture, Rapid Strep antigen test, antistreptolysin O (ASO)

18 Rheumatic Fever Treatment and Prevention: Complications
Appropriate antibiotics Complications Mitral insufficiency and stenosis Endocarditis Heart failure Dysrrhythmia

19 Systemic Sclerosis Chronic condition of skin and internal organ fibrosis; results from inflammation and progressive tissue fibrosis and occlusion of the microvasculature by excessive production and deposition of types I and III collagens 2 Subtypes Limited (80%) CREST syndrome, limited to face and hands Calcinosis, Raynaud phenomenon, esophageal hypomotility (GERD  Barrett esophagitis), Sclerodactyly, Telangiectases Diffuse Sclerosis of trunk and proximal extremities

20 Systemic Sclerosis Musculoskeletal
arthralgia, myalgia, ↓range of motion, symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle weakness Respiratory dyspnea, chest pain, pulmonary artery hypertension, dry persistent cough due to restrictive lung disease Cardiovascular pericardial effusion/pericarditis, CHF, myocardial fibrosis, RVF Renal system Hypertension, renal crisis, CRI Vascular system Raynaud phenomenon, fingertip ulcers, cutaneous & mucosal telangiectasis Skin Pruritus, tightness and induration, hyper/hypopigmentation

21 Systemic Sclerosis GI ENT Constitutional - H/A, CVA
GER caused by lower esophageal sphincter (LES) incompetence and decreased or absent peristalsis in the lower 2/3 of the esophagus  hoarseness, aspiration pneumonia, and dysphagia. Also dyspepsia, bloating, early satiety, alternating constipation/diarrhea  malabsorption, impaired sphincter function ENT Sicca syndrome Constitutional Fever, malaise, weight loss Neurological - H/A, CVA

22 Systemic Sclerosis Raynaud phenomenon
pallor, cyanosis, and/or rubor on the hands bilaterally in response to cold or emotional stress Treatment Mainstay: Calcium channel blockers Others: topical nitroglycerin

23 Systemic Sclerosis: Diagnostics
Antinuclear antibodies Topoisomerase I antibodies (Scl-70) Anticentromere antibodies Radiological CBC and BMP UA PFT

24 Systemic Sclerosis: Treatment
GERD: H2 blockers, PPIs GI hypomotility: prokinetic agents (cisapride) Renal crisis prevention: ACE inhibitors Pulmonary interstitial fibrosis: cyclophosphamide GI malabsorption: tetracycline

25 Fibromyalgia A common (3-5% prevalence), painful, female predominant rheumatic syndrome, without definite causation. Links to depression, viral infection, and abnormal sensory perception exist Pain Pattern: bilateral, chronic, aching pain and tenderness, with stiffness, that is periarticluar, above and below the waist, > 3 months. Concentration of pain and stiffness around the neck, shoulders, lower back, and hips

26 Fibromyalgia Other Hx: sleep disruption, fatigue, depression, anxiety, mood changes, diminished concentration, digital numbness/tingling, altered temperature sensation, headaches, constipation/diarrhea, urinary frequency Fever, weight loss, and weakness are not findings Physical: Unremarkable except for multiple tender points in specific locations, > 11 tender points per patient

27 Fibromyalgia: Diagnostics
Negative work up R/o serious illnesses: a diagnosis of exclusion DDX Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Common in females/adolescents, characterized by persistent or relapsing fatigue/lassitude (not MS pain) over > 6 months. Must also have 4 of the following: Constitutional: Sore Throat, low grade fever Painful cervical or axillary lymph nodes Forgetfulness or memory impairment Myalgias or muscle discomfortMigratory, non-inflammatory arthralgia New, Generalized Headaches Sleep disturbance (not refreshing) Generalized Fatigue after Exercise over 24 hours

28 Fibromyalgia: Treatment
Antidepressants TCAs and SSRIs Muscle relaxants Flexeril Exercise program Physical therapy Stress management, support groups NSAIDS, opiates, and steroids are ineffective! “It’s not in your head”

29 Vasculitis Syndromes A group of disorders characterized by inflammation and necrosis of blood vessels. The purported cause is an autoimmune reponse to: infection, and reactions to drugs and vaccines Are classified based on vessel size affliction and/or body system predilection Symptoms arise from direct damage to the blood vessels or from indirect damage to tissues (such as nerves or organs) whose blood supply has been disrupted.

30 Buerger’s Disease AKA Thromboangiitis Obliterans; small and medium sized extremity vessels. Affects young male smokers. Raynaud's Phenomenon, intermittent claudication, digital ulcers, extremity numbness/tingling. All labs normal Behcet’s Disease HLA-B51 relationship; a panvasculitis. Oral & genital ulcers, anterior uveitis, seronegative polyarthritis, retinal vasculitis, skin ulcers, erythema nodosum Takayasu’s arteritis large arteries, (aorta and branches), causing blockages and loss of pulse, chest pain; most common in children, young females Polyarteritis Nodosa Inflammatory necrotizing vasculitis of medium and small-sized arteries. Affects peripheral nerves (neuropathy), CNS, kidneys, liver, GI tract, skin (palpable purpura, infarctions, ulcerations, distal gangrene, subcutaneous nodules) Temporal arteritis Large vessel vasculitis; H/A, jaw claudication, visual loss, diplopia, temporal artery/scalp tenderness, constitutional. DX: Clinical/ESR/biopsy. TX: High dose prednisone

31 Small Vessel Vasculitis
Microscopic polyarteritis, microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) Manifestations: Palpable purpura Hematuria (glomerulonephritis) Hemoptysis Arthralgias and Myalgias Neuropathy: mononeuritis multiplex Constitutional

32 Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Pain and stiffness in the shoulder and pelvic girdles + constitutional. Also: neck, arm, thigh pain; associated w/ temporal arteritis. No weakness! Labs:  ESR, normocytic/chromic anemia

33 Polymyositis/Dermatomyositis
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy Characterized by progressive proximal lower and upper extremity muscular weakness Addition of: dusky red malar rash, heliotrope periorbital edematous rash, “shawl sign,” or dorsal PIP/MCP scaly patches (Gottron’s sign) = dermatomyositis Labs:  creatine kinase, aldolase, ANA

34 Gouty Arthritis Arthritis resulting from the deposition of sodium urate crystals in one or more joints. Due to: overproduction of uric acid and/or the underexcretion of uric acid Presentation: sudden onset of intense monoarticular joint pain (m/c 1st MTP – podagra). Joints are tender, swollen, warm, with overlying erythema. Fever, and tophi (w/ chronic dz)

35 Gout: Diagnosis  uric acid, ESR, WBC X-Ray Joint fluid aspirate
Needle-like sodium urate crystals, negatively birefringent

36 Gout: Treatment Acute Attack Maintenance Indomethacin Colchicine
COX-2 inhibitor Corticosteroids Maintenance Overproducer: allopurinol Under-excreter: probenecid

37 Pseudogout Deposition of Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Crystals; associated with chondrocalcinosis of affected joints Knee is the most commonly affected joint Joint aspirate CPPD crystals, rhomboid-shaped, positively birefringent Tx Underlying chondrocalcinosis NSAIDS, joint aspiration, steriods, COX-2 Inhibitors

38 Septic Arthritis Must always consider in DDX of gout/pseudogout
Nongonococcal (M/C: S. aureus) vs. N. gonorrhoeae Sudden, acute pain, swelling, hot joint. + fever/chills Usually knee; also hip, wrist, shoulder, ankle, elbow Labs: Synovial fluid aspirate Turbid: Non-GC Bacteria; clear to opaque: GC, TB Gram stain & culture Synovial fluid WBCs > 50,000 cells/µL (  PMNs) Blood cultures

39 Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy
Absence of serum autoantibodies (i.e., RF) HLA-B27 association Psoriatic Arthritis Ankylosing Spondylitis Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Spondyloarthropathy Reactive Arthritis (e.g. Reiter's Syndrome)

40 Ankylosing Spondylitis
Inflammatory axial joint disease; “Sacroiliitis” Affects young males Characterized by chronic lower back pain + radiation to thighs/gluteus, ascending, with stiffness and  ROM. Also: peripheral oligoarticular arthritis Other: Anterior Uveitis Microscopic Colitis Restricted lung disease (fibrosis), AV block, AI DX X-ray: Bamboo spine, erosions, sclerosis  ESR, + HLA-B27

41 Reiter’s Syndrome “Reactive arthritis”: follows dysenteric infection (shigella, salmonella, yersinia, campylobacter), STD (chlamydia, ureaplasma), or HIV Aseptic oligoarticular arthritis is asymmetric and affects knees & ankles. Also: sacroiliitis or ankylosing spondylitis + constitutional: fever, weight loss Dermatological/mucosal Oral ulcers and stomatitis, keratoderma blennorrhagica, circinate balanitis

42 Reiter’s Syndrome Clinical tetrad: urethritis, conjunctivitis (or uveitis), mucocutaneous lesions, and aseptic arthritis Labs: normocytic normochromic anemia ↑ ESR, + HLA-B27 Tx: NSAIDS Tetracyclines Sulfasalazine

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