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Early Persistent Inflammatory Synovitis Assessment (EPISA) Score

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with the recent onset of synovitis using the Early Persistent Inflammatory Synovitis Assessment (EPISA) score of El Miedany et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, response to therapy, quality of life

ICD-10:

M00.8, M00.9

Description:

El Miedany et al developed a score for distinguishing a person with a persistent inflammatory synovitis/arthritis from a transitory one. This score can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt.

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