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AOSD- Adult Onset Still's Disease

SD - Stills Disease

JRA- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

RA- Rheumatoid Arthritis

SLE Systemic Lupus Erethrymatosus

APA - Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Fibro- Fibromyalgia

OA Osteoarthritis

RD -Rheumatologist

PCP  Primary Care Physician

Ortho- Orthopedic Surgeon

THR- Total Hip Replacement

TKR- Total Knee Replacement

ACR -American College of Rheumatology


MTX- Methotrexate

ASA- Aspirin

NSAIDS- Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (Motrin, Aleve, Naproysyn)

DMARDS- Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drugs (methotrexate, arava, plaquenil)

PRED- Prednisone

TNF  Tumor Necrosis Factor
IL- Interleuken


CBC  Complete Blood Count

RF- Rheumatoid Factor

ANA- Anti Nucleur Antibody (Lupus testing)

CRP  C- Reactive Protein


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