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Rheumatological history, examination and investigations: PatientPlus

This PatientPlus article covers the presenting symptoms, examination and investigation of patients with rheumatological diseases. The article includes references, links to related PatientPlus resources and related websites. PatientPlus articles are written to be used during consultation by GPs, junior doctors and other healthcare professionals, and aim to provide up-to-date key facts about diseases and their management. The articles are written by a team of independent GPs and doctors working for producers of GP further education courses and are published by Egton Medical Information Systems Ltd (EMIS). This article was written by Dr Colin Tidy and was last updated in April 2010. It is due for review in April 2013. PatientPlus uses advertising on the site to generate revenue.

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