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What is polyarthritis?

What is polyarthritis?

5 or more joints : Poly = many. Polyarthritis is any type of arthritis which involves 5 or more joints simultaneously. Usually is a rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune condition. ...Read more

Dr. Christine Hom
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Rheumatic Fever (Definition)

When the body produces antibodies to the streptococcus organism, the antibodies can affect the heart and kidneys; this inflammatory reaction is called an autoimmune reaction. The period of active inflammation of the heart ...Read more


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What can be done for polyarthritis nodosa?

What can be done for polyarthritis nodosa?

See below: Polyarteritis nodosa is a serious blood vessel disease in which small and medium-sized arteries become swollen and damaged. Treatment uses medications to suppress the immune system, including steroids such as prednisone. Often, similar medications, such as cyclophosphamide, are used. For polyarteritis nodosa that is related to hepatitis, treatment may involve plasmapheresis and antiviral medicine. ...Read more

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Tell me about migrating polyarthritis?

Tell me about migrating polyarthritis?

Joints painful: Soft tissue swelling and pain and stiffness of multiple moints usually involving small hand and finger joints , wrists, elbows, shoulders, hipsknees ankles and feet, lasting more than 6 weeks. Occasional lumps on elbows, usually warmth as well. Current treatment is very effective in alleviting most if not allof the signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with polyarthritis..?

See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologists are internists with training in the diagnosis and treatment of over 100 types of arthritis and immune system diseases. Rheumatologists are specially trained to do the detective work necessary to discover the cause of joint swelling and pain. It i important to see a specialist for evaluation and right diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of polyarthritis nodosa cures?

Has anyone heard of polyarthritis nodosa cures?

Cyclophosphamide: Several treatments are used, starting with steroids and then adding Cyclophosphamide and occasionally adding Remicade or rituxin. The diagnosis is usually confirmed with a blood test and an angiogram or muscle biopsy. ...Read more

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What is rheumatoid polyarthritis like?

Inflammation : Ra is an inflammatory arthritis involving large and small joint often in a symmetrical pattern. There should be swelling, stiffness and joint tenderness. ...Read more

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How long does polyarthritis associated with fibromyalgia last?

Totally unrelated: Polyarthritis is not associated with fibromyalgia. See a rheumatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 23, have polyarthritis and sometimes walk with a crutch. am I regarded as disabled?

What to do if I am 23, have polyarthritis and sometimes walk with a crutch. am I regarded as disabled?

See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologists are internists with training in the diagnosis and treatment of over 100 types of arthritis and immune system diseases. Rheumatologists are specially trained to do the detective work necessary to discover the cause of joint swelling and pain. It i important to see a specialist for evaluation and right diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me cure polyarthritis rheumatoid?

Can you tell me cure polyarthritis rheumatoid?

Joints painful: Soft tissue swelling and pain and stiffness of multiple moints usually involving small hand and finger joints , wrists, elbows, shoulders, hipsknees ankles and feet, lasting more than 6 weeks. Occasional lumps on elbows, usually warmth as well. Current treatment is very effective in alleviting most if not allof the signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Gout/polyarthritis/rheumatisum. What are differences?

Gout/polyarthritis/rheumatisum. What are differences?

Joints affected: Gout is usually a monoarticular problem, meaning it occurs in one joint. 75% of the time it affects the big toe joint. It can occur elsewhere such as the knee, elbow, or ears. It tends to occur at distal extremities where the temperatures are coldest. Polyarthritis on the otherhand affects more than one joint at a time. Rheumatism is an older term that is not used so frequently anymore. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Painful Swollen Joints (Definition)

Joint swelling may occur along with joint pain. The swelling may cause the joint to appear ...Read more