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Fig. 1 | Arthritis Research & Therapy

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From: The importance of ultrasound in identifying and differentiating patients with early inflammatory arthritis: a narrative review

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Use of ultrasound in diagnostic decision making. This algorithm was developed by the authors and was not based on a clinical study. Note: *Osteoarthritis can cause synovitis but is excluded from this algorithm. CPPD, calcium pyrophosphate deposition; CTD, connective tissue disorder; MCP, metacarpophalangeal; MTP, metatarsophalangeal, PIP, proximal interphalangeal; PMR, polymyalgia rheumatica; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; SASD, subacromial-subdeltoid; SpA, spondyloarthritis; TFCC, triangular fibrocartilage complex

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