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How are inflammatory diseases diagnosed?

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  • Inflammatory diseases are diagnosed after careful evaluation of medical history and a physical exam with attention to: The pattern of painful joints and whether there is evidence of inflammation
  • Presence of joint stiffness in the morning
  • Evaluation of other symptoms Results of X-rays and blood tests

From: What Is Inflammation? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/13/2018

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Arthritis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Arthritis in Children."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskelatal and Skin Diseases: "Arthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Arthritis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Arthritis in Children."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskelatal and Skin Diseases: "Arthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

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