Table 3

Reasons for referral of outpatients without previous immune-mediated inflammatory disease (IMID) that were subsequently diagnosed with IMID

ManifestationN%
Arthralgia840
Increase of acute phase reactants840
Arthritis525
Myalgia420
Pain and stiffness of the shoulder and hip girdle315
Eythematous cutaneous lesions315
Morning stiffness315
Fatigue210
Back pain210
Visual disturbances210
New-onset thrombocytopaenia210
Numbness15
Dizziness15
Malaise15
Chest pain15
Headache15