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What is seronegative rheumatoid arthritis?

What is seronegative rheumatoid arthritis?

Blood test negative : For ra. Seronegative rheumatoid arthritis is the rheumatoid arthritis in which the blood doesn’t contain rheumatoid factor (rf or rhf). While diagnosing ra, doctors get a range of laboratory tests done and also evaluate the physical symptoms. ...Read more

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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


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What is psoriatic arthritis?

What is psoriatic arthritis?

Common!: Perphaps 20-30% of psoriasis patients develop arthritis. So having a strong family history for both psoriasis and arthritis are very important rheumatology questions to ask! i believe it is more common than rheumatoid arthritis. This is true in my practice. Over halp of my patients with psoriatic arthritis do not know they have it, until a thorough investigation for hidden spots identifies it! ...Read more

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What is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

What is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Immune dysfunction!: Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology. There are many theories for why it happens, many believe there is a virus responsible. The damage to the joints, pain and stiffness is due to an inappropriate immune response which results in the immune system attacking tissues of the host (patient). Rheumatologists can provide appropriate DX and rx. ...Read more

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What is psoriatic spondylitis?

What is psoriatic spondylitis?

Refer to answer: Psoriatic spondylitis refers to inflammation of the sacro-iliac joints and the spine and is one manifestation of psoriatic arthritis. The primary symptoms are chronic low back pain and stiffness. Hip involvement can also be seen. It is one form of what are known as spondyloarthropathies, which include anklylosing spondylitis, reactive arthrtis, arthritis with inflammatory bowel disease, etc. ...Read more

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What is osteo arthritis?

What is  osteo arthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA): Is a "wear and tear" arthritis, degeneration of one or more joints. It can have many causes such as an injury, biomechanical abnormalities and more which cause progressive joint damage over time. Treatment is largely symptomatic at first, but it is also wise to look into the underlying cause to help treat it effectively. ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Inflammation: Arthritis is inflammation within a joint. The most common type is osteoarthritis which is a wear and tear arthritis. Another is rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune problem where the body attacks its own tissues. The common syptoms of arthritis is pain, swelling and stiffness in the affected joint. ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Cartilage damage: Arthritis is a progressive damage to the cartilage in your joints. It can be cause by several things including wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis among others. When the cartilage is damaged, there is increasing pressure on the bone that leads to bone spurs. There is also an increase in the chemicals that trigger inflammation, which causes pain. ...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 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 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 osteoarthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis?

What is osteoarthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis?

Osteoarthritis-: Can develop from many factors, including systemic inflammatory arthritis. My patients with RA or AS frequently need hip replacement because cartilage loss do to inflammatory damage to their cartilage! The discussion is not between either or or! ...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 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 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 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 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 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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What is septic arthritis?

What is septic arthritis?

Infection of joints: Septic arthritis is infection of joints often caused by bacteria. Diagnosis should be made promptly and treatment started immediatlet. Can be confused with gout. ...Read more

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What kind of arthritis is polymyalgia rheumatica?

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 seronegative arthritis compared to regular?

What is seronegative arthritis compared to regular?

No R A factor prsent: In the blood test.A seronegative arthritis is an arthritis that is distinguished from rheumatoid arthritis due the absence of rheumatoid factor .The following are types of seronegative arthritis that can be described as rf-factor negative psoriatic arthritis reactive arthritisor reiter's syndrome enteropathic arthritis ankylosing spondylitis undifferentiated seronegative arthritis. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more


Seronegative (Definition)

Having or being a negative serum reaction especially in a test for the ...Read more