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AIR (AI/RHEUM) - Synopsis

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The artificial intelligence rheumatology consultant system, AI/RHEUM, was developed at the University of Missouri, Columbia, in collaboration with Rutgers University. AI/RHEUM later became a product of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

AI/RHEUM is used for the diagnosis of rheumatologic diseases.

AI/RHEUM contains findings, such as clinical signs, symptoms, laboratory test results, radiologic observations, tissue biopsy results, and intermediate diagnosis hypotheses. Findings and hypotheses, which include definitions, are used to reach diagnostic conclusions with definite, probable, or possible certainty.

AI/RHEUM is used by clinicians and informatics researchers.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
AI/RHEUM was last updated in the Metathesaurus in 1995.

Sites Consulted

  1. Athreya BH, Cheh ML, Kingsland LC 3rd. Computer-assisted diagnosis of pediatric rheumatic diseases. Pediatrics [Internet]. 1998 Oct [cited 2010 Feb 24];102(4):E48 [7 p.]. Cited in: PubMed; PMID: 9755285. Available from:
  2. Kingsland LC 3rd, Lindberg DA, Sharp GC. AI/RHEUM. A consultant system for rheumatology. J Med Syst [Internet]. 1983 Jun [cited 2010 Feb 24]; 7(3):221-7. Cited in: PubMed; PMID: 6352842. Available from: