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Chronic Arthropathy | Tool for Identifying Pediatric Patients

Purpose:

To ask the parent of a pediatric patient about joint complaints that indicate the need to refer the patient to a rheumatologist.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology
Orthopedic Surgery
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, laboratory tests, failure handling, when to refer

ICD-10:

M08.0

Description:

Len et al developed a tool for identifying a pediatric patient with chronic arthropathy who should be referred to a rheumatologist. The authors are from Escola Paulista de Medicina, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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