Another Onset Mode for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Emergency Lab, Ultrasound or Both? Case Report and Literature Review
Wednesday, January 10 2018 @ 03:35 EET
Alice Balaceanu, Adriana Diaconu, Adriana Stanica, Camelia Diaconu
Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease, with complex etiology and multiple genetic, immunologic, hormonal factors. The onset could be insidious, like in the most patients or acute, with synovitis and extra-articular manifestations, encountered in 10% of patients.
We report a case of a 41 years old woman, non-smoker, without medical history, who complains about inter-mittent leg pain for 2 months, initially left calf, than bilateral, with edema in the both ankle and calf. The patient denied trauma. She is referred to emergency department for deep vein thrombosis suspicion [...]View full article