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Table 4 Symptoms Reported on the Referral Letter to be Present in Patients with Systemic Inflammatory Conditions

From: Quality and continuity of information between primary care physicians and rheumatologists

  RA
n = 120
IA, other
n = 167
Crystal
n = 122
PMR
n = 66
SpA
n = 76
PsA
n = 44
Other SARDsa
n = 150
Anatomical Site(s) 71.7% 71.3% 68.0% 31.8% 57.9% 77.3% 36.0%
Joint Pain 64.2% 68.9% 56.6% 24.2% 60.5% 56.8% 24.0%
Symptom duration 52.5% 44.3% 31.1% 39.4% 32.9% 38.6% 36.7%
Swollen joints 49.2% 42.5% 39.3% NR 15.8% 52.3% 16.7%
“Arthritis” 26.7% 15.6% 16.4% NR 9.2% 22.7% 4.0%
Morning stiffness 18.3% 15.0% NR 12.1% 18.4% 15.9% 4.0%
Impaired abilities with daily living 8.3% 4.8% 6.6% 10.6% NR NR 4.7%
Generalized pain 6.7% 15.6% NR 48.5% 14.5% NR 18.7%
Deformed joints 5.8% NR NR NR NR NR NR
Rash(es) NR 4.2% NR NR NR NR 20.7%
Raynaud’s NR NR NR NR NR NR 18.7%
Fatigue NR 3.6% NR NR NR NR 10.0%
  1. Values are the percentage with the denominator being the N within each diagnosis category. RA rheumatoid arthritis, IA inflammatory arthritis, PMR polymyalgia rheumatica, SpA spondyloarthritis, PsA psoriatic arthritis
  2. NR Not reported due to small cell size
  3. aOther SARDs include systemic lupus, vasculitis, scleroderma, Sjögren’s syndrome, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, Raynaud’s phenomenon, sarcoidosis, etc. (not defined in the previous categories)