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SP0033 Delay in treatment from the gp perspective
  1. B. Fautrel
  1. Rheumatology, Sorbonne Université – Paris 6/Assistance publique – Hopitaux de Paris, Paris, France


Inflammatory joint disease (IJD), i.e., rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or spondyloarthritis, require rapid referral to rheumatologists to get optimal specialised care, since early diagnosis and early treatment are 2 key prognosis factors. To achieve this objective, education of general practioners (GP) is of dramatic importance, since they have to detect early IJD symptoms which are sometimes partial and non specific.

The lecture will identify the key elements that have to be communicated to GPs to improve their skills in detecting IJD at very steps, as well as the most important elements to make rheumatologist appointment available to them.

Disclosure of Interest None declared

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