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What does a non reactive jra arthritis mean?

What does a non reactive jra arthritis mean?

Non-reactive JIA: Not sure i understand the question completely: do you mean non-responsive? As in, the arthritis is not responding to treatment? ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What does a non reactive jra arthritis mean?

What does a non reactive jra arthritis mean?

No infectious cause!: It means there is no infectious cause. Nonethless, it is almost certainly not rheumatoid arthritis in children, but what is now called juvenile idiopathic arthritis. This need not be crippling, and most can lead a perfectly normal life, including sports, with medications available. ...Read more

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What is reactive arthritis?

What is reactive arthritis?

Self-limited form: Reactive arthritis (previously called reiter's disease) is a self-limited arthritis that develops as an autoimmune response to an infection (some diarrheal infections, some sexually transmitted infections, some respiratory infections).Very painful swollen joints, sometimes with eye inflammation (uveitis), and urethral inflammation (can hurt to urinate). Treated with nsaids like Ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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How can someone get reactive arthritis?

How can someone get reactive arthritis?

Infection!: Reactive arthritis is usually caused by venereal infection with chlamydia and some other agents, or GI infection with salmonella, yersinia, and other organisms. However, systemic infectionscan do this as well - lyme disease! reactive arthritis has even been described as coming from the most common infection causing acne! ...Read more

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What can be done about reactive arthritis?

What can be done about  reactive arthritis?

The goal of the : Treatment is to manage your symptoms and treat any underlying bacterial infections that may still be present antibiotic to eliminate bacterial infection that triggered your reactive arthritis for the arthritis we could use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory or corticosteroids ortumor necrosis factor (tnf) blockers and physical therapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of reactive arthritis?

What are the symptoms of reactive arthritis?

Multiple system : The signs and symptoms of reactive arthritis generally start one to three weeks after exposure to a triggering infection. Musculoskeletal, joint pain, usually in your knees, ankles and feet, heel pain, pain and swelling at the back of your ankle, swollen toes or fingers, which may look like sausage, pain in your low back . Urinary symptoms, burninig durind urination, eyes, mouth and skinconjectivitis. ...Read more

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Does anybody know about reactive arthritis cause?

Yes: It is thought to be due to the immune system becoming overactive and misguided after it responds to an infection. ...Read more

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Is reactive arthritis symmetric or asymmetric or what?

Is reactive arthritis symmetric or asymmetric or what?

Both: It can be either. Typically it starts as asymmetric. If it continues and becomes additive with additional joints effected then will likely become symmetric. ...Read more

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Have been diagnosed with reactive arthritis. What to do?

Have been diagnosed with reactive arthritis. What to do?

REACTIVE ARTHRITIS: hello ~ reactive arthritis is a type of rheumatoid arthritis that follows after an STD like chlamydia infection in some cases. Please see you have had a full panel of tests for STD and full treatment if any are current and then use the meds prescribed for arthritis (anti-inflammatories) and f/u per recommendation of a Rheumatologist. thanks ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Reactive Arthritis (Definition)

An inflammatory condition that occurs after exposure to certain digestive and urinary infections, especially chlamydia, salmonella, shigella. The infection occurs 1-4 weeks before arthritis develops. It causes fever, arthritis affecting the larger joints or spine, also conjunctivitis and skin lesions. It is treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more