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The PIP Joint Synovitis Score for a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Purpose:

To determine the extent of synovitis involving the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints of the hands in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

M05, M06

Description:

The PIP Joint Synovitis Score is a clinical measure of arthritis based on the synovial changes in the proximal interphalangeal joints of both hands . This can be used in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory findings to determine the overall severity of Rheumatoid Arthritis in a patient. The authors are from the Haywood Hospital and University of Keele in Stoke-on-Trent in England.

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