infectious arthritis


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Related to infectious arthritis: Lyme disease, Reactive arthritis, Metabolic arthritis

infectious arthritis

[in′fek·shəs är′thrīd·əs]
(medicine)
An inflammatory joint disease caused by microbial invasion of the articular tissue.
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The diagnostic approach in pigeons presenting with signs of infectious arthritis is primarily directed toward paratyphoid or infection with S gallolyticus.
All this suggests that Reiter's syndrome, although defined as reactive arthritis, has the characteristics of infectious arthritis.
If they are effective the condition may truly be infectious arthritis and not gout.
Synovial fluid examination of the carpal joint ruled out infectious arthritis. Radiography of the carpal joint revealed that there was narrowing of the joint space, sclerosis of the subchondral bone, marginal osteophyte formation, periosteal bone proliferation and old articular fracture of metacarpal bone (Fig.1).
infectious Arthritis. En: Ross WW, Dyson sJ (eds.).
Some of the topics addressed include advanced cardiac life support, chest X-ray interpretation, abdominal pain, acid-base disorders, cellulitis, infectious arthritis, and alcohol withdrawal.
A whopping 59% of diagnoses in the 1992-2002 registry fell under the heading of disorders other than juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue diseases, spondyloarthropathy and reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthropathy, infectious arthritis and osteomyelitis, malignant/hematologic disease, chronic pain syndromes, or hypermobility and overuse syndromes.
NADW's definition of arthritis aims to include specific conditions that would be understood as arthritis (e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus, infectious arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome).
Parvovirus arthritis, gonococcal arthritis, and Lyme disease are examples of infectious arthritis. In those cases caused by bacteria, early diagnosis and treatment with antibiotics relieve the arthritis symptoms and cure the disease.
A high white count suggests infection, such as infectious arthritis.
Except for a few kinds such as infectious arthritis, no one knows for sure what causes arthritis.

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