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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Arthritis

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Arthritis includes:

Arthritis as a complication:

Other conditions that might have Arthritis as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Arthritis as a complication includes:

Arthritis as a symptom:

Conditions listing Arthritis as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions.

For a more detailed analysis of Arthritis as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Arthritis.

Discussion of underlying conditions of Arthritis:

Other conditions can also cause arthritis. Some include:

  • Gout, in which crystals build up in the joints. It usually affects the big toe.

  • Lupus (LOOP-us), in which the body's defense system can harm the joints, the heart, the skin, the kidneys, and other organs.

  • Viral hepatitis (VY-rul HEP-ah-TY-tis), in which an infection of the liver can cause arthritis.

(Source: excerpt from Do I have Arthritis: NIAMS)

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Arthritis, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Arthritis. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Arthritis. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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