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What is rheumatism?

What is rheumatism?

Outdated term: We no longer use the term rheumatism as it previously referred to multiple conditions that affected joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and even nerves. In some cases, it meant rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


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What is polyarthritis?

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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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What is polymyalgia rheumatica?

What is polymyalgia rheumatica?

Immune disorder: Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) is an autoimmune-type disorder which affect mostly people older than 50.Frequently starts in the shoulders or neck w/pain & weakness.Left untreated it can damage tendons & muscles permanently.It responds very well to steroid treatment, but that has it's drawbacks too as long-term steroid use has complications, as well.No one knows exact cause.May be genetic factors. ...Read more

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What is rheumatoid polyarthritis like?

What is rheumatoid polyarthritis like?

Inflammation of most: Joints. Can me mild, moderate, or severe. Most patient's respond to inexpensive traditional drugs, and very few need expensive biologics! Few people realize that the systemic inflammation caused by RA can abbreviate life by accelerating atherosclerosis. Your doctor must lower inflammation levels, best ,measured by your CRP! You would be best served by seeing a rheumatologist! ...Read more

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What is arthralgia?

What is arthralgia?

See below: Technically arthralgia is pain in the joints and arthritis is inflammation in the joints however, the terms are often used interchangeably. Not all pain in joints is arthritic though. For instance, joint pain can occur from viruses or even conditions like low thyroid (hypothyroid). ...Read more

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What is rheumatoid vasculitis?

What is rheumatoid vasculitis?

Blood vetssel inflam: Blood vessel inflammation, usually associated with cryoglobulins. If you have this, you need complement studies, c2, c4, c3 and measurement of cryoglobulins. ...Read more

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What kind of arthritis is polymyalgia rheumatica?

PMR affects muscles: Polymyalgia rheumatica presents as painful muscles, usually in your shoulders, upper arms and thighs. It is associated with a lab finding, elevated sedimentation rate (ESR) and is treated with oral steroids, usually prednisone. Little is known about what causes pmr, but it is an inflammatory disorder of the muscles. It is seen usually in those aged over 50. ...Read more

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What is postrheumatic arthropathy?

What is postrheumatic arthropathy?

Post traumatic: As the above signifies "after trauma" to a joint arthros equals joint pathy equals pathology (something wrong). ...Read more

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What is migratory arthritis?

What is migratory arthritis?

Travelling Arthritis: Migratory arthritis is an uncommon condition where arthritis symptoms travel from one joint to another. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, redness, warmth and stiffness. In most cases, the cause of migratory arthritis is an underlying medical condition. Infection, rheumatoid arthritis lupus and other dieases could the under linning cuase. ...Read more

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What is juvenile dermatomyositis?

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What is juvenile dermatomyositis?

Autoimmune likely...: Juvenile dermatomyositis (jdm) is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (imm) of presumed autoimmune dysfunction resulting in muscle weakness among other complications. It manifests itself in children; it is the pediatric counterpart of dermatomyositis. In jdm, the body's immune system attacks blood vessels throughout the body, causing inflammation called vasculitis. ...Read more

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What is polymyalgia rheumatica like?

See below: Polymyalgia rheumatica usually is a condition in people greater then 50. It causes stiffness and pain in muscles and joints including the shoulders, upper arms, hips, and upper legs. It can be associated with fevers and rarely weight loss. It is associated with an elevated sedimentation rate and c reactive protein which are both measures of inflammation. Treatment is steroids. ...Read more

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What is monoarthritis?

What is monoarthritis?

1 joint inflamed: A single joint is inflamed. If severe, the first and most serious concern is a bacterial infection. Gout generally presents initially as a monoarthritis. ...Read more

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What is enteropathic arthritis?

What is enteropathic arthritis?

A spondyloarthroathy: Enteropathic arthritis occurs when someone has a gastrointestinal infection with Shigella, salmonella, campylobacter, Yersinia and other dysentery causing agents. It is not an infection of the joint but a reaction to the infection and can involve the spine and peripheral joints. Some have also included ulcerative colitis and chrohns disease as well. ...Read more

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What is migrant arthritis?

What is migrant arthritis?

Also known as the --: "Fleeting Arthritis", generally refers to Rheumatic fever, where one joint might the site of symptoms for a while, and then some other. Like it might be one knee or ankle, the it affects the other side joints. An Internist or surely a Rheumatologist will help you, in dealing with it. Another cause is Side effect of some Meds like Topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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What is jra vs rheumatiod arthritis?

What is jra vs rheumatiod arthritis?

Different conditions: Children under the age of 16 cannot get ra. They get juvenile idiopathic arthritis (jia) which is also an autoimmune disease affecting the joints but very different in many respects. Even as older adults, they are adults with jia. Older teenagers can develop rheumatoid factor positive polyarticulatar jia that looks very similar to RA and may develop into a disease that looks similar to ra. ...Read more

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What is rheumatoid arthritis?

What is rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Arthritis means inflammation of joints. RA is a common form of arthritis. (There are various other causes of arthritis and RA is just one cause.) About 1 in 100 people develop RA at some stage in their lives. It can happen to anyone. It is not an hereditary disease. It can develop at any age, but most commonly starts between the ages of 40 and 60.http://patient.info/health/rheumatoid-arthritis-leaflet ...Read more

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What is Lyme arthritis?

What is Lyme arthritis?

Infectious arthritis: Lyme disease is due to a cerain bacteria that is carried by a certain kind of tick and was discovered in lyme, connecticut. It is a serious form of arthritis. If you have a concern, see your pcp, a rheumatologist or and infectious disease doctor and get worked up. ...Read more

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What is the difference between autoimmunity and polymyalgia rheumatica?

See below: Pmr is an auto immune disease. In auto immune diseases certain types of white blood cells attack your own tissues and cause cell or tissue destruction. Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are two common examples. In these cases the immune system must be modulated, sometimes with powerful medications. ...Read more

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What is polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

What is polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis: This is rheumatoid arthritis that start during the pediatric years and involves many joints. It is an autoimmune disorder ...Read more

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What causes rheumatism?

What causes rheumatism?

Osteoarthritis: Rheumatism is an older generic term for arthritic type of aches and pains. It is not a specific diagnosis. It can have many causes but most often is a term used for osteoarthritic pain. ...Read more