The value of clinical signs in rheumatology.

M. Feletar, G. Littlejohn

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Eliciting and interpreting clinical signs is essential in diagnosing many rheumatic disorders but the sensitivity and specificity of many of these signs for any given disorder remains poorly categorised. OBJECTIVE: To discuss important clinical signs in rheumatological disease and to assess their clinical significance. DISCUSSION: Physical examination forms a vital part of the assessment of musculoskeletal and rheumatic disorders but there remains a need for studies to assess the clinical usefulness of a number of the clinical signs elicited. The patterns of presentation of groups of clinical signs are of more diagnostic significance than individual clinical signs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1223-1227
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Volume28
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

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Feletar, M. ; Littlejohn, G. / The value of clinical signs in rheumatology. In: Australian Family Physician. 1999 ; Vol. 28, No. 12. pp. 1223-1227.
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The value of clinical signs in rheumatology. / Feletar, M.; Littlejohn, G.

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