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Table 2 Diagnostic evolution of EA patients

From: Predicting persistent inflammatory arthritis amongst early arthritis clinic patients in the UK: is musculoskeletal ultrasound required?

Working diagnostic category (consulting rheumatologist's opinion). Number (%) assigned diagnosis(total = 379)
  Inception: Close of follow-up: (median 28 months)
Undifferentiated arthritis 91 (24.0) 0 (-)
Rheumatoid arthritis 69 (18.2) 102 (26.9)
Psoriatic arthritis 24 (6.3) 25 (6.6)
Enteropathic arthritis 3 (0.8) 4 (1.1)
Reactive/self-limiting inflammatory arthritis 21 (5.5) 36 (9.5)
Ankylosing spondylitis 0 ( - ) 2 (0.5)
Undifferentiated spondyloarthritis 7 (1.8) 9 (2.4)
Crystal arthritis (gout/pyrophosphate) 17 (4.5) 17 (4.5)
Connective tissue disease 5 (1.3) 7 (1.8)
Other inflammatory arthropathy 7 (1.8) 9 (2.4)
Osteoarthritis 66 (17.4) 78 (20.6)
Other non-inflammatory/arthralgia 69 (18.2) 90 (23.6)
  1. Breakdown of inception and outcome diagnoses for 379 EA clinic patients.