Case 8: investigating joint pain

pain scale quclmsMiss Jennifer Price, a 46 year old legal secretary, has had widespread joint and muscle pain associated with poor quality of sleep and excessive tiredness for one year. She is worried she has an autoimmune disease and comes to see you in a GP clinic to request some investigations.

Question 1: What further information do you need to help you decide whether to investigate further? 

Discuss now on Twitter, using the hashtag #quclms. Follow @quclms for updates. Further information and follow-up questions will appear on Twitter throughout the week.

Question setter: Dr Eleana Nsatsaki, Rheumatology Registrar and Clinical Teaching Fellow at UCLMS

Expert: Dr Laura Congi, Consultant Rheumatologist, Whittington Health

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