What are ACR criteria?

The ACR Appropriateness Criteria® are evidence-based guidelines to assist referring physicians and other providers in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision for a specific clinical condition.

What is the difference between Takayasu and giant cell arteritis?

The key difference between Takayasu arteritis (TAK) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the age of the patients affected by the disorders. Takayasu arteritis affects younger patients, generally less than 40 years of age, while giant cell arteritis affects older patients, generally over 50 years of age.

Is Takayasu arteritis autoimmune?

No one knows exactly what causes the initial inflammation in Takayasu’s arteritis. The condition is likely an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks your own arteries by mistake. The disease may be triggered by a virus or other infection.

How do you classify arthritis?

Arthritis Classifications

  1. Septic arthritis. Also known as pyogenic arthritis or infective arthritis, this form of arthritis is caused by an infection.
  2. Heberden node.
  3. Osteoarthritis.
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis.
  5. Synovitis.
  6. Arthritic hands.
  7. Septic arthritis.
  8. Heberden node.

Is giant cell arteritis an autoimmune disease?

Giant cell arteritis is thought to be an autoimmune disorder, where the body’s defense system used against invading organisms is used instead to attack normal healthy tissues. These immune cells come together at the site where they are attacking the body and form giant cells.

What is the difference between temporal arteritis and giant cell arteritis?

Overview. Giant cell arteritis is an inflammation of the lining of your arteries. Most often, it affects the arteries in your head, especially those in your temples. For this reason, giant cell arteritis is sometimes called temporal arteritis.

What is Takayasu arteritis (Ta)?

Diagnostic and classification criteria of Takayasu arteritis Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic large vessel vasculitis that affects aorta, its main branches and pulmonary arteries. The inflammatory process results in stenosis, occlusion, dilation or aneurysm formation in the arterial wall.

What are the Ishikawa diagnostic criteria for Takayasu arteritis?

Table 1. Ishikawa diagnostic criteria for Takayasu arteritis [49]. Age ≤40 years at diagnosis or at onset of “characteristic signs and symptoms” of 1 month duration in patient history.

What is the Caspar score for psoriatic arthritis?

The CASPAR (ClASsification criteria for Psoriatic ARthritis) criteria consisted of established inflammatory articular disease with at least 3 points from the following features: current psoriasis (assigned a score of 2; all other features were assigned a score of 1), a history of psoriasis (unless current psoriasis was present),