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SLE
Auto immnue disease
AB attack DNA (seen as Ag)
Can attack any organ
Joints, Kidney,
Heart, Skin
Butterfly rash
anti-DNA AB and II HLA

Can lead to Papilledema
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Destruction of articular
Cartilage by Macrophages
Mostly women
Worse: Beginning of the day
Small joints
(Opposite of
Osteoarthritis)
Sjorgens Syndrome
TRIAD
Dry Mouth, Dry Eyes, Arthritis
Highly assoc w/RA
Gout
Collection of urate crystals
due to increase in Urica acid

Concentrates more in the big toe = PODAGRA
Celiac Sprue
Allergic Rxn to wheat or
gliadin
Autoimmune response leads to
Fat in stools
Sarcoidosis
GRAIN
G: Gamma Globunemia
R: Rheumatoid Arthritis
A: Increase in ACE levels
I: Interstitial Fibrosis
N: Non-Casseating Granulomas

Associated Lung disease, w/Anterior Uveitis

DX: Chest X-Ray (white spots)
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Bamboo Spine: Curvature of
spine changes from
curved to Bamboo Spine
Inflammatory disease of the
spine and Large Joints
Lower Back X-ray
Reiter's Sundrome
Mr/ Reiter can't SEE
(Conjunctivitis/Uveitis)
Can't PEE (Urethritis)
Can't CLIMB a tree (Arthritis)