Table 2

Reasons for referral of inpatients without previous immune-mediated inflammatory disease (IMID) according to the discharge diagnosis of IMID or other diseases

New-onset IMID (N=13)No now onset IMID (N=75)
N%N%
Fever3231520
Dyspnoea4311115
Cough0034
Fatigue001520
Nausea/vomiting00912
Syncope/pre-syncope0079
Chest pain*43111
Abdominal pain/diarrhoea3232229
Anorexia/weight loss0045
Melaena0023
Arthralgia1823
Back pain0045
Arthritis1823
Lower limbs deep vein thrombosis1823
Pulmonary fibrosis1800
Purpura1800
Muscle weakness1800
Thrombocytopaenia1811
Dizziness0023
Jaundice0023
Numbness0023
Confused state0045
Ankle oedema0034
Erithematous cutaneous lesions0023
Fall without loss of consciousness0023
Acute kindey insufficiency0023
Other symptoms/signs†0079
  • *P=0.00086.

  • †Displayed by only one patient out of the 75 with no new-onset IMID and by no patient out of the 13 subsequently diagnosed with IMID. These symptoms/signs included: macroscopic haematuria, ab-ingestis pneumonitis, burning mouth syndrome, respiratory failure, headache, oliguria, oesophageal varices.