Rheumatology Mnemonics

Ank Spon
4As

Apical fibrosis,
anterior uveitis,
aortic regurg,
achilles tendonitis

Carpal Tunnel Syn
DOG ARM PIT

Dialysis,
Obesity,
Gout
Amyloid/Acromegaly,
RA,
Myxoedema,
Pregnancy/Pill,
Idiopathic,
Trauma/TB


Dupuytrens contracture
POT FACED

Peyronie’s,
Occupation,
Trauma
Familial,
Alcohol,
Cirrhosis,
Epliepsy (antiepileptics),
DM


Seronegative Arthropathies
SCRAP BW

Stills,
Colitis,
Reiters,
Ankylosing Spondylitis,
Psoriasis,
Bechets,
Whipples


Sarcoid
SARCOID

S - Skin (erythema nodosum, nodules, lupus pernio, scar infiltrations)
A – Arthritis, ↑ ACE
R - Respiratory (bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy)
C - Calcium ↑, CNS, Cranial & periph nerve palsies
O - Orbit (keratoconjunctivitis, glaucoma, uveitis), Organomegaly
I - Interstitial lung fibrosis
D - Diabetes insipidus
Or
PERNIO
Pulmonary,
Eyes,
Renal,
Nerves,
Infiltration (scars),
Organomegaly


Swollen DIP joints
SPROG

Sarcoid,
Psoriasis,
Reiters,
OA,
Gout