Therapy for Lyme arthritis: strategies for the treatment of antibiotic-refractory arthritis.
Pseudogout is a common crystal-induced arthropathy caused by calcium pyrophosphate (CPP) crystals. The following are the signs and symptoms of pseudogout: Affected joints are painful. There is fluid buildup in the joints. Affected area is warm to touch. Pseudogout may sometimes present with tophi. Signs and…
Lyme arthritis in children. […] Diagnosis and treatment of Lyme arthritis. […] MRI features of Lyme arthritis in children.
Gonococcal arthritis is one of the several types of infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a Gram-negative diplococcus. It is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) worldwide, and the leading cause of septic arthritis. Asymmetric polyarthralgia preceded or accompanied by fever and…
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease. It may affect many tissues and organs and any joint lined by a synovial membrane may be involved. The active disease presents itself as fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle and joint pain and stiffness. The muscle pain is more prominent in the mornings…
Fungal arthritis is described as a rare entity and is most commonly caused by Candida. However, a number of other pathogens, such as Histoplasma, Blastomyces, Cryptococcus, Aspergillus, etc, have been also documented as etiologic agents. The clinical presentation often involves larger joints, with symptoms of mild…
Psoriatic arthritis (arthritis psoriatica, arthropathic psoriasis) is an inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. The pathogenesis of psoriatic arthritis is unknown. The intervals of attack of the disease alternate with periods of remission. The signs and symptoms include the following. Joint inflammation Based…
Reactive arthritis, also known as Reiter's syndrome, is a form of inflammatory arthritis that develops in response to an infection in another part of the body (cross-reactivity). Coming into contact with bacteria and developing an infection can trigger the disease. By the time the patient presents with symptoms,…