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15 Possible Causes for Arthralgia, Patient Appears Acutely Ill, Positive STD Test

  • Gonorrhea

    The possibility that positive test results may be false should be considered when patients have unanticipated positive test results.[] Patients with DGI may present with symptoms of rash, fever, arthralgias, migratory polyarthritis, septic arthritis, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, endocarditis, or meningitis.[] Arthralgia, arthritis and tenosynovitis of the ankles, wrists, hands and feet ( Reiter's syndrome ).[]

  • Hepatitis B

    During the incubation period and during the acute phase of the illness, surface antigen-antibody complexes may be found in the sera of some patients.[] METHODS: A 52-year-old woman presented with unilateral eye pain and photophobia, arthralgia, remnants of a maculopapular rash, and subsequently facial numbness several weeks[] Numerous extrahepatic manifestations have been reported in patients with both acute and chronic hepatitis B (arthralgias or arthritis, skin rashes, glomerulonephritis and[]

  • HIV Infection

    Although some patients with acute HIV-1 infection experience fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, skin rash, myalgia, arthralgia, and other symptoms, 1-6 a recent prospective[] In the emergency department, the patient appeared acutely ill, was febrile, tachycardic, hypotensive, and slow to respond to commands.[] Prospective studies of acute HIV infections show that fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, diffuse erythematous rash, arthralgia/myalgia, diarrhea, and headache are the commonest[]

  • Hepatitis A

    These are followed by diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, and arthralgia.[] Arthralgias and skin rash. These occur less often (lower limbs and with a vasculitic appearance). Tender hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, and lymphadenopathy may occur.[]

  • Primary HIV Infection

    In the emergency department, the patient appeared acutely ill, was febrile, tachycardic, hypotensive, and slow to respond to commands.[] […] infections in 3,789 people tested; 8% of those with HIV infection were acutely infected (antibody findings negative, antigen findings positive).[] The relative frequency of symptoms has been reported as follows [ 11 ] : Main symptoms of primary HIV infection Fever 80% Rash 51% Oral Ulcers 37% Arthralgia 54% Pharyngitis[]

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    Patients with a "discharge," or possibility of having an STD, usually will have the discharge tested for STD organisms (for example, Neisseria and Chlamydia).[] Nitrofurantoin 100: 21/28 Both groups: Nausea, headache, epigastralgia, and arthralgia/myalgia Brumfitt 1985 Trimethoprim‐sulphamethoxazole 100: 0/38 Nitrofurantoin 100: 6[] A positive urinalysis is usually detection of about two to five leukocytes (white blood cells), about 15 bacteria per high-power microscopic field, and a positive nitrite[]

  • Gram-Negative Pneumonia

    Arthralgia and myalgia are often reported. Severe complications include pancreatitis, peritonitis, pericarditis, myocarditis, endocarditis and glomerulonephritis.[] […] then lead me to get tested for STD's.[] Also severe myalgis/arthralgias and lots of drug-drug interactions (CYP450 inhibitor). Poor choice for bacteremia/endocarditis due to static nature. 5.[]

  • Primary Herpes Simplex Infection

    Approximately 45 million adolescent and adult Americans have been infected with genital herpes based on positive serology test results for HSV-2 and estimates of genital HSV[] Maternal history was notable for fever, diffuse myalgias, arthralgias, and bilateral tender cervical lymphadenopathy 2 days before delivery.[] Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection of the genital tract is one of the most common viral sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).[]

  • Meningovascular Syphilis

    Tests for STD showed positive VDRL, TPHA and anti-HIV result.[] Systemic manifestations include malaise, fever, myalgias, arthralgias, lymphadenopathy, and rash.[] A positive serologic test for syphilis is the only evidence of infection during latent syphilis.[]

  • Hepatitis G

    No donor had any abnormality on clinical examination, other than arthralgia in 5 persons.[] Logistic regression was used to estimate the OR for a positive HGV/GBV-C test result associated with STD exposure, after adjustment for confounding variables.[] She denied any accompanying symptoms, such as rash, arthralgias, fever or adenopathies.[]

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