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Beyond Arthritis: Joint Inflammation Disorders

The causes of arthritis depend on the form of arthritis. Causes include injury (leading to osteoarthritis), metabolic abnormalities (such as gout and pseudogout), hereditary factors, infections, and unclear reasons (such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus).

Arthritis is classified as one of the rheumatic diseases. These are conditions that are different individual illnesses, with differing features, treatments, complications, and prognoses. They are similar in that they have a tendency to affect the joints, muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons, and many have the potential to affect other internal body areas.

Arthritis-Related Conditions and Joint Inflammation Disorders

Other Types of Joint Pain

Other Joint Pain-Related Diseases and Conditions


Last Editorial Review: 12/17/2009 1:46:08 PM



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