Conjunctivitis and joint stiffness
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Herbert S. Diamond, MD, Professor of Medicine (retired), Temple University School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh; Chairman Department of Medicine Emeritus, Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Herbert S. Diamond, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships

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An 18-year-old presents to her pediatrician complaining of 3 months of conjunctivitis, stiffness in her joints on waking that improves with movement, and slight puffiness of one finger on her right hand. Two years ago, she developed psoriasis on her scalp, chest, nails, and hands after a respiratory infection; it is being managed — with varying degrees of success — with sun exposure, moisturizers, and topical medications. She has a family history of psoriasis (mother). Blood work shows a normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate and an elevated serum immunoglobulin A. Her rheumatoid factor is negative.

Which of these would be the most useful next step in assessment of disease status and confirmation of diagnosis?


CT scanning


Laboratory testing

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