Hey Friends, I will be sharing here some useful questions from Rheumatoid Arthritis and you will find them useful for Last Minute Revision for PG Medical Entrance Exams and USMLE.
I will discuss here only important points from this topic of Rheumatoid Arthritis .
This is for your last minute revision of the topic before any examination.
So Do like our video and Subscribe our Channel for more free Video tutorials.
Question 1: Which part of spine is commonly involved in Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Ans: Cervical Spine
Question 2: Which joints are commonly involved in Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Ans: MCP,PIP in hands and
MTP joints in feet
DIP are spared
and remember that there is Symmetrical involvement of joints
Question 3 : Which deformities are commonly seen in Rheumatoid arthritis?
Ans: Swan Neck deformity- Hyperextension of PIP joints
Button hole deformity-Hyperextension of MCP joints
Question 4: What are the features of pulmonary involvement in RA?
Ans: Nodules in lungs
pleural effusion with decrease glucose level
Vasculitis and Pulmonary HT ( Rarely seen)
Question 5: What is Caplan Syndrome?
Ans: Rheumatoid Arthritis with Pneumoconiosis with formation of Intrapulmonary nodules
Question 6: What is the importance of RA Factor in Rheumatoid arthritis?
Ans: IgM antibody against Fc fragment of IgG
Levels correlate with disease activity
Increased levels indicate bad prognosis
Other markers of disease activity- Increased CRP and Increased Haptoglobulin
Question 7: Is there any relationship between rheumatoid Arthritis and Oncology?
Ans: Yes, Large Granular Lymphocytic lymphoma may occur in patients with RA
T cell type of lymphoma
Question 8: What is the Role of Anti CCP in Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Ans: Anti citrullinated peptide, most specific test for RA
Question 9: What are some important Causes of False positive RA factor?
Ans: Chronic infections- Hepatitis B, Syphilis
Question 10: Which HLA is associated with RA?
Ans: HLA DR4
Question 11: What is the Hematology involvement in RA?
Ans: TLC count increased or normal
Increased platelet count
Normocytic normochromic anemia
Question 12 : Waht are the Features of Felty syndrome?
Ans: Rheumatoid arthritis, Anemia and Splenomegaly
Question 13 : Which DMARD is drug of first choice?