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I saw my rheumatologist today and inflammatory polyarthropathy was mentioned. A lot of blood tests are needed to narrow it down. What could it be?

I saw my rheumatologist today and inflammatory polyarthropathy was mentioned. A lot of blood tests are needed to narrow it down. What could it be?

Many possibles: This question should have been addressed to your rheumatologist. Possibilities include ra, viral diseases and several other possibilities.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I have recently been diagnosed with polyarthritis.?

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I have polyarthritis with mild pleuritis and a mild malar rash. What are these symptoms of?

I have polyarthritis with mild pleuritis and a mild malar rash. What are these symptoms of?

Lupus: These would be classic for lupus erythematosus but some people have several diagnostic criteria for lupus and still do not have the disease. See a rheumatologist to best determine the diagnosis. Pleurisy and arthritis go together in other disease also. Many of the possibilities are treatable.

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What to do if I have polyarthritis with mild pleuritis and a mild malar rash. What could this be?

What to do if I have polyarthritis with mild pleuritis and a mild malar rash. What could this be?

Most likely lupus: Impossible to say for sure without more details but the arthritis, pleuritis and malar rash are three out of 11 cardinal features of lupus. More information including lab studies are needed. I would definitely seek the help of a rheumatologist.

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RA factor, ANA positive with polyarthritis ACCP negative and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinaemia. What's the diagnosis?

RA factor, ANA positive with polyarthritis ACCP negative and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinaemia. What's the diagnosis?

Auto immune disorder: The information you provided is not sufficient to provide a specific diagnosis. It suggest an auto-immune inflammatory disorder. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.

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A rheumatologist told my mom that she has polyarthritis. Why would she also tell her to stop taking vitamin e?

A rheumatologist told my mom that she has polyarthritis. Why would she also tell her to stop taking vitamin e?

Good idea: Because a large multi-center double-blind sudy on vitamin d which ended last year showed that outcomes on vit d were worse than placebo. Supplements in many cases have shown to be of no benefit, and sometimes harmful. The same can be said for multivitamins in some cases.