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All of the following are seen in inflammatory polyarthritis, except (AIIMS May 94)



A New bone formation

B Erythema

C Increased ESR

D Morning stiffness more than one hour

Ans. A New bone formation

New bone formation (Ref: H-18th edition, Pg-2824)

Difference between inflammatory & non inflammatory arthritis

Feature Inflammatory arthritis OA (Non inflammatory)

1. Morning stiffness More than 1 hr Less than 1 hr

2. Synovial fluid WBC More than 200/ml Less than 200 / ml

3. Sign of inflammation + -

4. New bone formation Uncommon Common

5. X-ray Rarefaction Sclerosis

Extra Edge:

i. New bone formation characterized by sclerosis and osteophyte formation is characteristic of osteoarthritis, which is a non inflammatory arthritis.

ii. New bone formation may also be seen in inflammatory arthritis with progression of disease. (i.e. in Advance stage)

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