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History Of Locomoter System

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History taking:

1- Introduction:

          age   sex    race     occupation

2- Presenting illness:

         arthritis    VS      arthralgia

3- History of presenting illness:

  • Onset.
  • Duration.
  • Course.
  • Number of joints involved : mono,  oligo , poly  .
  • Symmetry.
  • Morning stiffness.
  • Character: migratory , additive , palindromic .
  • Involvement of spine .
  • Upper VS lower .
  • Conistitutional symptoms .
  • History of Raynaud`s phenomenan .
  • History of oral and genital ulcers .
  • History of red eyes .
  • History of skin rashes .
  • History of alopecia .
  • History of dryness of mouth and eyes .

4- Systemic review:

5- Past history:

6- Family and social history:

7- Drug history:

by Dr. Abubaker Abushnaf

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