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Difficult differentials: rheumatology

Module summary
An overview of the distinguishing features of three hard-to-differentiate pairs of conditions
Learning objectives

This module uses interactive tables to improve your knowledge of the features that differentiate four pairs of rheumatological presentations, including: 

  • Inflammatory arthritis vs osteoarthritis
  • Lupus vs fibromyalgia
  • Temporal arteritis vs tension headaches
  • Septic arthritis vs gout
Author

Dr Jessica Manson is a consultant rheumatologist at University College Hospital, London

Dr Charlotte Wing is a clinical research associate at the Centre for Rheumatology Research, University College London

Date module published
07/03/2017
Module due for review
07/03/2019
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1 CPD hour
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
2 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
OK- found the box filling gimicky and a bit frustrating
Hilary Kevan
10.05.2017.
format awful, no specific advice to approach these patient types or no 'peg' upon which to hang the diagnosis.
John Bannon
02.04.2017.
GOOD WELL WRITTEN MODULES
KISHORCHANDRA MRJARIA
29.03.2017.
very good
Robert Nixon
04.04.2017.
Helpful
Amy Alexander
28.03.2017.