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Rheumatology - ABIM

Rheumatoid arthritis

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Initial treatment of rheumatoid arthritis Methotrexate and folic acid
How to treat exacerbation of rheumatoid arthritis in patient already on methotrexate Add Prednisone for the flare and then eternacept
How to treat exacerbation of rheumatoid arthritis in patient already on methotrexate and Eternacept Add rituximab
How do you know there is a rheumatoid arthritis flare Increased in ESR and presence of synovitis
What is the appropriate period of time before increasing treatment for rheumatoid arthritis Should intensify treatment if 8 to 12 weeks with persistent synovitis
What rheumatoid arthritis medication causes increased lipids, diverticular rupture, and oral contraceptive failure? Tocilizumab
What rheumatoid arthritis medication causes increased lipids one month after initiation, an increase in white blood cell count followed by decrease, anemia, elevated LFTs Tofacitinib
What type of arthritis affects hands at the DIP and the CMC?
Created by: christinapham