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Criteria for the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis

Kriteria Diagnosis Artritis Reumatoid (AR)

American Rheumatism Association 1958 criteria American College of Rheumatology 1987 criteria

1. Morning stiffness 1. Morning stiffness of at least 1 h in three or more joints
2. Pain on motion or tenderness in at least one joint 2. Arthritis of three or more joint areas
3. Swelling of one joint representing soft tissue or fluid 3. Arthritis of hand joints
4. Swelling of at least one other joint 4. Symmetric arthritis
5. Symmetric joint swelling 5. Rheumatoid nodules
6. Subcutaneous nodules 6. Serum rheumatoid factor positive
7. Typical radiologic arthritic changes 7. Typical radiographic changes in the hand and wrist
8. Positive test for rheumatoid factor in serum
9. Poor mucin precipitate from synovial fluid
10. Characteristic histologic changes in synovial membrane
11. Characteristic histopathology of rheumatoid nodules

Arthritis & Allied Conditions 15th Edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) 2005

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