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Diseases » Flexor tenosynovitis » Glossary
 

Glossary for Flexor tenosynovitis

  • Arthritis: General name for any type of joint inflammation, but often means age-related osteoarthritis.
  • Dupuytren's contracture: A condition where the layer of connective tissue under the skin of the palm of the hand thickens and shrinks which can cause the fingers to bend in to the palms. The bent fingers are usually unable to be fully straightened.
  • Fungal infections: Any condition caused by fungus.
  • Hand pain: Pain affecting one or both hands
  • Pain, hand: Pain affecting one or both hands
  • Rheumatic fever: An inflammatory disorder that can occur as a complication of untreated streptococcal bacterial infection such as strep throat or scarlet fever. The condition may affect the brain, skin, heart and joints.
  • Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.

 

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