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What is the difference between autoimmune diseases and arthritis?

What is the difference between autoimmune diseases and arthritis?

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

Autoimmune (Definition)

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


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What is the main difference between inflammatory arthritis and inflammatory edge?

What is the main difference between inflammatory arthritis and inflammatory edge?

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

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What is the difference between autoimmunity and polymyalgia rheumatica?

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 the difference between stills disease and reactive arthritis?

What is the difference between stills disease and reactive arthritis?

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 more

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What is the discrepancy between inflammatory and rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the discrepancy between inflammatory and rheumatoid arthritis?

Definition: There are 105 type of inflammatory arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis is one type, with its distinct sets of characteristics including positive blood tests in 80%, cartilage and bone damage, and persistent and usually progressive disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Rheumatoid arthritis and SLE?

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What is the difference between Rheumatoid arthritis and SLE?

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

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What is the difference between rheumatic and rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the difference between rheumatic and rheumatoid arthritis?

See below: Rheumatic arthritis is no longer used as a term for rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune disease. Acute rheumatic fever, an infectious disease, can cause arthritis but it does not cause rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lupus and lupus like syndrome?

What is the difference between lupus and lupus like syndrome?

See details: I assume lupus like syndrome have some features similar to lupus but are not actually lupus. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis and severe degenerative?

What is the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis and severe degenerative?

RA/osteoarthritis: Ra is a condition that is autoimmune, usually presenting earlier in life than osteoarthritis which is inflammation of the joints due to wear and tear. ...Read more

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What is the difference between rheumatisim and rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the difference between rheumatisim and rheumatoid arthritis?

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

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What is the difference between Hashimoto's disease and fibromyalgia?

What is the difference between Hashimoto's disease and fibromyalgia?

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 more

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What the difference between sjogrens syndrome and lupus? Which is worse?

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

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What's the difference between still's disease and reactive arthritis?

What's the difference between still's disease and reactive arthritis?

Maybe none!: If we do not know the infectious trigger, jia or still's in adults or children are therefore not caslled reactive arthritis. My personal belief is that they are all reactive arthritities. Children do not develop rheumatoid arthritis, unless usally females after puberty. ...Read more

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What is the difference between systemic inflammation and systemic inflammatory response syndrome?

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 more

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What is the main difference between traumatic arthritis and degenerative arthritis?

What is the main difference between traumatic arthritis and degenerative arthritis?

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 more

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What is the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis?

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

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What is the main difference between arthritis and some other illness?

What is the main difference between arthritis and some other illness?

Depends: Arthritis just means inflammation of the joints and there are many types so it depends on what disease you are comparing it to. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis?

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 more

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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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Autoimmune Conditions (Definition)

The body is reacting to something that is indigenous to itself. It is acting as if it is a foreign invader , and 'fighting" it. This is not ...Read more