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Revista Cubana de Reumatología

versión On-line ISSN 1817-5996


VELASCO BUSTAMANTE, Jonathan Adrián et al. Acute monoarthritis. Urgency in rheumatologic care. Rev Cuba Reumatol [online]. 2019, vol.21, n.2, e92.  Epub 01-Ago-2019. ISSN 1817-5996.


Acute joint pain is a rheumatological emergency. With few exceptions, all joint pathologies can present initially as acute mono or polyarticular pain.


To review elements associated with the early diagnosis of acute monoarthritis in patients with or without evidence of trauma to be identified as a surgical clinical emergency.


Acute monoarthritis is the inflammation of a single joint with intense pain, characterized by redness of the joint, heat, swelling and limitation of movements with an approximate duration of up to 6 weeks.


In order to make the diagnosis and be able to carry out a correct emergency care, it is necessary to take into account a wide spectrum of pathologies in the differential diagnosis, therefore, it is essential to carry out a good interrogation, obtain information about the history of the current disease and do a detailed physical examination. In view of these events, it is necessary that the institutions and services involved immediately available and planned and coordinated the physical and material conditions necessary to receive the patient and initiate the indicated treatment under the supervision of the specialists.

Palabras clave : Acute pain; early diagnosis; acute monoarthritis; trauma; clinical surgical emergency.

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