Pri-Med Baltimore

Baltimore, MD | December 8-9, 2020

Baltimore Convention Center

Diagnosis of a Rheumatic Disease: A Case-Based Approach


A patient presents with joint pains. How should we approach the history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and imaging studies to arrive at a correct diagnosis? The discussion points out how to correctly diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and fibromyalgia as well as how to distinguish each from the other conditions.

Learning Objectives

Identify clinical features that distinguish psoriatic arthritis from rheumatoid arthritis

Interpret of rheumatoid factor, anti-CCP, and ANA tests

Recognize the distinctive features that point to systemic lupus erythematosus

Identify fibromyalgia


Peng Thim Fan, MD, FACP

Dr. Fan practices rheumatology and clinical immunology in North Hollywood, California. He went to medical school in Canada at the University of Manitoba, internship and residency in internal medicine at L.A. County-USC Medical Center and fellowship ...

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