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What Is The Difference Between Inflammatory Arthritis And Autoimmune Disorders
Systemic, Local: Autoimmune arthritis diseases can include inflammation of the joints , connective and soft tissues as well as involvement any part of the body. Osteoarthritis, is caused by degeneration of the joints and localized to certain part of the body. The from arthritis is gradual have to do with activity, the other the onset could be sudden and involve many areas of the body. ...Read more
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
Not sure what u mean: I wonder what you mean by inflammatory edge. It's not a common term, nor is it an accepted medical term. Inflammatory arthritis, on the other hand, is the type of joint disease whose main feature is marked inflammation, of which signs are redness, pain, heat and swelling but also presence of inflammatory markers in the blood such as elevated c reactive protein, esr, leukocytosis and others. ...Read more
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
Very different: 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.Still's disease is systemic jia when in kids and is a chronic disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RA vs lupus: They are both autoimmune diseases and they share many common symptoms. Lupus usually presents with a rash and effects one organ at the time, while RA presents with bilateral joint pain. To establish a diagnosis of RA, patient's history evaluation, examination, labs and radiographic imaging findings are used. ...Read more
See details: I assume lupus like syndrome have some features similar to lupus but are not actually lupus. ...Read more
General vs specific: Rheumatism is a general term used to refer problems of the joint or tissue. Rheumatoid arthritis is a specific diagnosis. It is a systemic, inflammatory process that can result in joint destruction. Early diagnosis and treatment is the key to controlling rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more
Pain & tissues: Hashimotos is a thyroid endocrine gland disorder. Fibromyalgia is a widespread pain disorder generated by soft tissues being biomechanically stressed. Some doctors theorize that central (brain) nervous system processing of pain is faulty & the primary cause, but this theory is discounted by copious evidence for multiple causes of FM & significant ongoing peripheral (soft tissues) pain generation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are similar: Both are autoimmune diseases and to varying degree, they have overlapping symptoms. Patients with lupus can have symptoms of sjogrens and vice versa. Both can lead to very serious, life threatening disease. More often, however, they are relatively well managed. In summary, severe lupus is probably worse than severe sjogrens, but there are exceptions. ...Read more
What is the difference between systemic inflammation and systemic inflammatory response syndrome?
Definition: "systemic inflammation" is a generic term of inflammation in the body. The systemic inflammatory response syndrome, or sirs, is a particular reaction of the body after an infection (which is called sepsis) or trauma or other injury. The specific components of sirs are available to review online (simply "google" sirs). So, it's sort of similar but not exactly. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trauma or not: Both are forms of joint degeneration. In traumatic arthritis there is an identified injury to the joint which leads to the degeneration. In degenerative arthritis there is no injury identified that leads to the arthritis. In that situation there are dozens and dozens of possible causes for the degeneration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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RA vs Osteoarthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is a collagen vascular disorder caused by a patient's immune system. These patients are often managed by a rheumatologist. It results in destruction of the joint. Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of a joint usually over time from such causes as obesity or a long time injury. It may also be without cause. ...Read more
Local vs genl infl: Osteoarthritis is "wear and tear" on joints. Rheumatoid is a generalized inflammatory condition that affects joints and other organ systems; autoimmune in nature; chronic disease that can cause multiple and serious sequelae. Treatment available; should see rheumatologist (medical specialist in joint and rheumatic diseases). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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