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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They don't: These are really virtually identical.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer