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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 (infliximab) or rituxin. The diagnosis is usually confirmed with a blood test and an angiogram or muscle biopsy. ...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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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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What differences are there between polyarthritis and arthritis?

What differences are there between polyarthritis and arthritis?

# of joints affected: So rheumatologists can get diagnostic information based on the # of joints affected. Polyarthritis is having >4 joint affected, oligoarthritis is 2-4 joints, and monoarthritis is a single joint. These are just more descriptive terms for arthritis. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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What is rheumatoid polyarthritis like?

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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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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Painful Swollen Joints (Definition)

DEF: if it hurts = PAINFUL, if it is larger than the other = ...Read more