The Journal of Bucharest College of Physicians and the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences

Another Onset Mode for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Emergency Lab, Ultrasound or Both? Case Report and Literature Review


Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease, with complex etiology and multiple genetic, immunologic, hormonal factors[1]. The onset could be insidious, like in the most patients or acute, with synovitis and extra-articular manifestations, encountered in 10% of patients[1].
We report a case of a 41 years old woman, non-smoker, without medical history, who complains about inter-mittent leg pain for 2 months, initially left calf, than bilateral, with edema in the both ankle and calf. The patient denied trauma. She is referred to emergency department for deep vein thrombosis suspicion […]