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Are rheumatic diseases related to fibromyalgia?

Are rheumatic diseases related to fibromyalgia?

Other way: Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease and does not predispose an individual to a rheumatic disease. However, rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases and any chronic diseases (depression, copd, etc.) do predispose individuals to developing fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Are there any rheumatic diseases that may cause the skin to feel cool/colder?

Are there any rheumatic diseases that may cause the skin to feel cool/colder?

Yes.: Any vasculitis may cause diminished blood flow to the extremities and produce this sensation. Also vasospasm / constriction of blood vessels occurs with Raynaud's Syndrome. Both vasculitis and Raynaud's can occur with almost any of the inflammatory rheumatic diseases. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure for rhuematic chorea?

Could there be a cure for rhuematic chorea?

Chorea: I presume you mean chorea after a strep infection. While there are no cures, there are medications to manage the chorea. See your doctor who may give suggestions or refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there currently a cure for rhuematic chorea?

Is there currently a cure for rhuematic chorea?

No real cure: Sydenham described a specific form of chorea associated with strep infections. This can occur with rheumatic fever. Sle and other auto immune disorders can result in chorea or other neurological conditions. For strep it is necessary to give pennicillin. Steroids and embril may help. ...Read more

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IS THERE A POSSIBILITY THAT RHUEMATIC FEVER IS LINKED TO CAD?

IS  THERE A POSSIBILITY THAT RHUEMATIC FEVER IS LINKED TO CAD?

NO: I cannot think of a connection between Coronary Artery and Rheumatic fever. The latter can produce HEART VALVE issues and hear failure (Myocarditis) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What are some rheumatic diseases?

What are some rheumatic diseases?

Rheumatoid arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, osteoarthritis, sjogren's syndrome, -these are some of the commoner ones: http://www.Webmd.Com/rheumatoid-arthritis/an-overview-of-rheumatic-diseases?Page=2. ...Read more

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What could lead to having rheumatic disease?

What could lead to having rheumatic disease?

Infection: Rheumatic fever is caused by a bacteria and usually from a strept throat. Some people are more prone to get such an infection. Poor dental care as well as poor overal hygiene can predispose someone to getting the infection. The infection can leave permanent damage to heart muscle an valves. ...Read more

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Is MRI used for rheumatic diseases?

Is MRI used for rheumatic diseases?

Yes: It is used for many different reasons in rheumatic disease. It does not replace or change the value of plain X-rays and other types of tests. The key is always using the correct test to get the answers needed. Your doctor will be the best one to make this choice. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose arthritis rheumatic and osteo?

How do you diagnose arthritis rheumatic and osteo?

Xam immaging, labs: These 2 entities have very different causes and footprints. Ra = lab test 4 r usually positive, multipal joints involved sed rates high 50-60, immaging=destructive of joint from outter edge inward. Osteoporosis. Osteo films show spurs, joint narrowing. Labs wnl, sed rate may b up a little. No osteoporosis, but sclerosis, more dense bone best i can do in 400 or less. ...Read more

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What is the side effect of both rheumatic and osteoarthriritis?

What is the side effect of both rheumatic and osteoarthriritis?

Limited or systemic?: Osteoarthritis is wear and tear on specific joints. This is common in the hands, knees, shoulder, hips, etc - joints that have been used a lot. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic (whole body) inflammation that can affect many joints and can even give symptoms like fever, weakness, or fatigue - not just localized pain. ...Read more

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Polymygia rheumatic similar same as or similar to rheumatoid arteritis?

Polymygia rheumatic similar same as or similar to rheumatoid arteritis?

No: There are very different and can easily be told apart on clinical grounds. However, rarely RA does present with a pmr type of picture. ...Read more

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Are all rheumatic diseases auto immune disease s or is there a difference in the 2. If there different what is the difference clinically?

Are all rheumatic diseases auto immune disease s or is there a difference in the 2. If there different what is the difference clinically?

More than a 100 kind: Over 100 different kinds of arthritis and related diseases (rheumatic diseases) some metabolic, gout and pseudogout. Some genetic (hemochromatosis) many autoimmune, your immune system reacts against part of your body. Most common rheumatoid arthritis. There are autoimmune diseases that do not cause arthritis, ms, penphigus. ...Read more

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When i squatiing after about ten minutes, i feel pain aroung my shinborn. I feel no pain if i stand, walk even for long time.Is it rhematic?

When  i squatiing after about ten minutes,  i feel pain  aroung  my shinborn. I feel no pain if i stand, walk even for long time.Is it rhematic?

Shin bone pain: In this extreme situation i would be surprised if you did not experience pain. It sure sounds like this is normal and not a sign of any specific disease. ...Read more

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What is rheumatic fever from?

What is rheumatic fever from?

Strep infection: Rheumatic fever is a condition that can occur following a streptococcus pyrogens infection, such as strep throat or scarlet fever. It's typically a disease of children, though it's now far less common than it used to be. ...Read more

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What is rheumatic fever like?

What is rheumatic fever like?

Each person is diff: It depends on the symptoms one can have, we see it mostly in children and rare in the us, it occurs 2 to 4 weeks after a strep infection - can involve the joints, the skin, the heart, the brain. Fever is where it gets it name. It was said in skips the joints but can bite the heart and cause heart damage. The cure is to prevent it with treatment of the group a strept throat infections. ...Read more

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What are indications of rheumatic arthritis?

What are indications of rheumatic arthritis?

Morning stiffness: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is classically associated with stiffness of joints after long periods of rest, especially after waking up in the am. It can affect small (hand and foot) joints and medium (ankles, wrists) sized joints also. This is main symptom people have with ra. This is in contrast to "wear and tear" arthritis (i.e. Osteoarthritis). This gets worse with activity and better with rest. ...Read more

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