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Rheumatoid Arthritis | Index for Quantifying Joint Inflammation & Deformity

Purpose:

To evaluate the severity of peripheral joint involvement in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis using the index of Lansbury and Haut.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy, disease progression

ICD-10:

M05, M06

Description:

Lansbury and Haut developed an index for evaluating total joint involvement in peripheral joints of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. This can be used to monitor a patient over time and to monitor the effect of therapeutic interventions. The authors are from Temple University in Philadelphia.

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