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Glossary for Arthritic signs

Medical terms related to Arthritic signs or mentioned in this section include:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis: A form of chronic inflammation of the spine which may also affect joints in the shoulder, hip, neck, ribs and jaw. May result in loss of mobility. Also called Marie-Strumpell disease.
  • Caplan's syndrome: Scarring and inflammation of lungs in people with rheumatoid arthritis who have also had exposure to coal dust. Also called rheumatoid pneumoconiosis.
  • Chikungunya: A rare viral disease usually transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by fever, rash and severe arthritis.
  • Ciprofloxacin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Ciprofloxacin (a fluoroquinolone antibiotic) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Dengue fever: An acute viral disease characterized by fever, rash and myalgia and caused by a flavivirus which is transmitted by mosquitoes.
  • Fibromyalgia: A difficult to diagnose condition affecting the muscles and/or joints
  • Gout: Painful joints, most commonly the big toe.
  • Hepatitis: Any inflammation of the liver
  • Immobility: An inability to mobilise as normal
  • Inflammatory symptoms: Symptoms related to inflammation.
  • Jaffe-Lichtenstein-Sutro syndrome: A rare disorder characterized by pain and limited movement in one or more large joints such as the knee.
  • Joint pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Joint symptoms: Symptoms affecting the joints.
  • Kawasaki disease: A childhood illness that generally affects the skin, mouth and lymph nodes.
  • Leptospirosis: Bacterial infection usually caught from animal urine.
  • Lyme disease: Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia.
  • Mixed connective tissue disease: A rare disorder of the connective tissue which affects a range of body tissues and organs.
  • Mononucleosis: Common infectious virus.
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Bacterial respiratory infection
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Osteoarthritis: A form of degenerative arthritis due to chronic degeneration
  • Osteoporosis: Bone mass loss (osteoporosis) as a symptom
  • Paget's Disease: Breast carcinoma involving nipple and areola.
  • Pericardial effusion: Occurs when there is an abnormal collection of fluid within the pericardial sac
  • Pituitary Cancer: Cancer of the pituitary gland.
  • Pseudogout: A condition which is characterized by an acute inflammatory arthropathy caused by calcium pyrophosphate crystals
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum: A rare inflammatory skin disorder characterized by small red bumps or blisters which eventually become ulcerated.
  • Q fever: A disease caused by Coxiella burnetti which causes fever, headache and muscle pain.
  • 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.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune inflammatory condition which primarily affects the joints
  • Scleroderma: A rare, progressive connective tissue disorder involving thickening and hardening of the skin and connective tissue. There are a number of forms of scleroderma with some forms being systemic (involving internal organs).
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Serum sickness: Type of allergic reaction to certain medications or serums
  • Sickle Cell Anemia: Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by red blood cells which are crescent-shaped rather than the normal doughnut shape. These abnormally shaped red blood cells are unable to function normally and tend to undergo premature destruction which leads to anemia. If the genetic defect which causes the condition is inherited from both parents the condition can be quite severe whereas if it is inherited from only one parent, often there are no symptoms. The abnormally shaped red blood cells can cause problems when they clump together and block blood vessels.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome: Autoimmune disease damaging the eye tear ducts and other glands.
  • Skeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skeletal system such as the bones.
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Stiff joints: Reduced mobility or movement of the joints
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.
  • Vasculitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation to blood vessels

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