acute arthritis


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acute arthritis

[ə′kyüt ärth′rīd·əs]
(medicine)
A severe joint inflammation with a short course.
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Systemic symptoms and diagnoses such as cold, fever, and fatigue may accompany acute arthritis, and initial gout arthritis attacks frequently begin at night.
Won the Masters at Augusta in 1999, four years after watching the tournament from his sick bed, when he had acute arthritis in five joints.
threatening sudden reduction of red blood cells (transient aplastic crisis) in sickle cell anemia patients, chronic anemia in AIDS and chemotherapy patients, and persistent or acute arthritis in some adults.
It is marked by transient painful attacks of acute arthritis initiated by crystallization of urates within and about the joints and can eventually lead to chronic gouty arthritis and the deposition of masses of urates in joints and other sites, sometimes creating tophi.
The disgraced GP suffered gout, asthma and acute arthritis.

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