Saturday, December 29, 2007

Deck The Halls With Serology

Happy Holidays from the Annals of Medical School! Here is a little song about the serology findings in many common rheumatic diseases, including rheumatic arthritis, lupus, and more, all set to a familiar holiday tune!

Serology Christmas Song

Deck the Halls with Serology
It is quite simple, we do it in a jif
Start it off with SLE
ANA, DNA, anti-Smith!

DR 2 and 3 add to the score,
SLE is RF positive
If it's drug induced look a bit more
Anti-histone we might very well see!

When your hands hurt think RA
Look to HLA DR 4
RF positive and X-Ray,
CCP, smokes hist'ry all the more!

Sjogren's Syndrome makes my eyes dry
ANA and RF positive
When my cheeks swell then I will sigh
SS-A, SS-B or Ro and La!

Scleroderma has two subtypes
Both are ANA and RF+
PSS is antitoposiomerase
CREST think speck-led anti-centromeres!

Myositis, poly and dermato
Anti synthetase gives lung disease
SRP will cause heart problems
M i 2 is classic dermato findings!

Ankylosing Spondylitis is the end
B twenty seven, and RF minus
Now you know what to the lab you must send
Fa La La La La, La La La LA!