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Clinical casebook: Inflammatory arthritis (1.5 CPD hours)



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Musculoskeletal GPSI Dr Savita Shanbhag discusses managing patients with inflammatory arthritis.

Learning objectives

This module will update your knowledge on managing inflammatory arthritis in primary care:

  • Understanding what factors in the history or examination indicate inflammatory arthritis
  • Monitoring patients who are taking DMARDS
  • Managing an intercurrent illness in a patient receiving such treatment with cytokine modulators
  • Using primary prevention measures to mitigate against increased cardiovascular risk
  • Managing depression in patients with inflammatory arthritis