Basic differential diagnosis of arthritis
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- Watt, I. Eur Radiol (1997) 7: 344. doi:10.1007/s003300050165
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This article outlines an approach to basic plain-film diagnosis and differential diagnosis of the arthritides. It advocates the use of an analysis of which part of the joint is involved, and works through a logical sequence to reach a final diagnosis. It recommends the concept of dividing up the arthritides into those in which the radiological effects predominantly affect synovium, cartilage or the enthesis.