A 29-year-old female asked:
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what rheumatic diseases cause edema (in legs and arms) and widespread swelling with joint pain? i have diagnosis of seronegative spondlyoarthritis.

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
None. See yur doctor: None of the rheumatic diseases directly cause swelling in the hands & legs. This is more likely a side effect of medications (especially steroids & DMARDs like Enbrel) or a separate problem of the liver (cirrhosis), kidney (nephropathy), or heart (heart failure). There are autoimmune causes of cirrhosis & nephropathy. In this forum, it is hard to say if they are related to seroneg spondylarthritis
Answered on Jul 14, 2016

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