Fast Five Quiz: Rheumatoid Arthritis Workup

Herbert S. Diamond, MD; Abhishek Nandan, MD


February 22, 2023

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory, immune-mediated disease with an estimated global prevalence of 0.46% (95% CI, 0.39-0.54; I2 = 99.9%) with a 95% prediction interval (0.06-1.27). Although one of the hallmarks of RA is symmetric polyarthritis, there are a variety of other clinical manifestations associated with this disease. Since no one test or physical finding alone is pathognomonic or definitive for RA, the diagnosis is based on clinical, imaging, and laboratory features.

Are you familiar with the best strategy for the workup of patients in whom RA is suspected? Check your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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