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194 Possible Causes for Asymmetrical Arthritis, Joint Swelling

  • Psoriatic Arthritis

    Common features of the above four conditions include: Arthritis affecting joints of the arms and legs in an asymmetrical distribution Arthritis of the spine, hips and shoulders[] Doctors will do a physical examination to check for joint swelling and tenderness around the affected area.[] Medications Some medications can help relieve joint pain and swelling and can help slow down the joint damage.[]

  • Reiter's Syndrome

    Psoriatic arthritis can simulate reactive arthritis, causing similar skin lesions, uveitis, and asymmetric arthritis.[] Joints Swelling, pain, and redness, especially in the knees, ankles, and feet Heel pain Back pain and stiffness Eyes Redness Burning Irritation Blurred vision Tearing Discharge[] Joint swelling, pain during urination, and changes in vision are signs of Reiter’s syndrome, more properly referred to in the medical community as reactive arthritis .[]

  • Rheumatic Fever

    Rheumatic arthritis is an asymmetric, migratory / fleeting polyarthritis with predominant involvement of large joints of lower limbs and migrates to the upper limb.[] Symptoms Symptoms of rheumatic fever may include: Fever Stomach pain Joint pain (arthritis) - primarily in the knees, elbows, ankles, and wrists Joint swelling Skin nodules[] The most common symptoms of acute rheumatic fever are: Joint swelling and pain: This may include redness and warmth, mainly of the larger joints like the knees, ankles, wrists[]

  • Arthritis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    The typical joint pattern is an asymmetric arthritis that develops predominantly in the lower limbs and presents as an oligo- or monoarthritis in the majority of patients.[] […] included those with five or more joints involved with evidence of joint swelling or effusion.[] Asymmetrical arthritis means that it affects unpaired joints, unlike symmetric arthritis that affects matching joints on both sides of the body (i.e. both knees or both elbows[]

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

    The other clinical features of AS and related SpA may include asymmetric arthritis (that more often affects lower extremities) or inflammation of some of the extra-articular[] The joint problems involve large joints, such as the hips and sacroiliac joints. Swelling of entire toes or fingers, resulting in sausage digits, also occurs.[] Arthritis of the peripheral joints other than hips and shoulders, usually asymmetric, occurs in 30% of patients. Neck pain and stiffness are usually late manifestations.[]

  • Arthritis

    Common features of the above four conditions include: Arthritis affecting joints of the arms and legs in an asymmetrical distribution Arthritis of the spine, hips and shoulders[] Glucocorticoids can rapidly alleviate joint swelling and pain.[] Most commonly the psoriatic arthritis is asymmetric in pattern (unlike rheumatoid arthritis, which is symmetrical).[]

  • Pseudogout

    Arthritis, bursitis and cellulitis may be associated with these repeated acute attacks. Chronic (tophaceous) gout – occurs after many attacks.[] The buildup of this chemical forms crystals in the joints. This leads to attacks of joint swelling and pain in the knees, wrists, ankles, and other joints.[] The arthritis in acute gout usually manifests as asymmetric monoarticular or oligoarticular inflammation, lasts 3 to 10 days, and resolves spontaneously.[]

  • Whipple Disease

    arthritis 5 4.46 4.9 27/57 11.9 7200 X - 4 m 34 124 56 Asymmetric polyarthritis (3 large, 3 small): MCP, PIP, left wrist, right knee Non erosive arthritis 5 4.34 18.3 24/54[] It is painful, and there is often warmth, redness, and swelling; it favors large joints, and subcutaneous nodules have been noted in a few patients.[] Finally, because of inadequate treatment response and persistent joint swelling arthrocentesis was performed in six patients and analysis yielded a positive TW PCR in all.[]

  • Carcinomatous Polyarthritis

    […] carcinomatous polyarthritis asymmetric arthritis of the large and small joints, often in association with malignancy.[] Associated conditions [ edit ] It may be associated with bilateral edema in lower limbs, pain and joint swelling.[] arthritis, one or more large joints.[]

  • Primary Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy

    Joint involvement characterized by periarticular swelling, asymmetric arthritis and effusions are commonly encountered.[] Clinical phenotypes of PHO varied, ranging from mild isolated finger clubbing to severe pachydermia and disabling joint swelling, even within families.[] This activated all the symptoms: joint swelling; enlarged fingers and distal forearms and legs; moist palms and soles; unpleasant odour of perspiration; and deeper folds of[]

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