Definition of Monoarthritis

Reviewed on 6/3/2021

Monoarthritis: inflammation of a joint (arthritis) that occurs in one joint at a time. Infection, trauma, and crystal-induced arthritis (for example, gout, pseudogout) are the most common causes of monoarthritis.


The term arthritis refers to stiffness in the joints. See Answer
Longo, D.L., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 18th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012.

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