Joint inflammation caused by uric acid crystal deposits in the joint space. An attack is usually extremely painful. The uric acid crystals are deposited in the joint fluid (synovial fluid) and joint lining (synovial lining). Intense joint inflammation occurs as white blood cells engulf the uric acid crystals, causing pain, heat, and redness of the joint tissues. The term “gout” commonly is used to refer to these painful arthritis attacks but gouty arthritis is only one manifestation of gout.
- Arthritis, Lyme
Arthritis, Lyme: Inflammation of the joints associated with Lyme disease, a bacterial disease spread by ticks.
- Arthritis, psoriatic
Arthritis, psoriatic: Joint inflammation that is associated with psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis is a potentially destructive and deforming form of arthritis that affects approximately 10 percent of persons with psoriasis.
- Arthritis, quackery
Like many people with chronic ailments, sufferers from arthritis are potentially vulnerable to proponents of “cure-all” treatments which are promoted as having great benefits, but in reality have no right to such claims.
- Arthritis, reactive
Arthritis, reactive: Reiter’s syndrome is also called “reactive arthritis” since it is thought to involve the immune system which is “reacting” to the presence of bacterial infections in the genital, urinary, or gastrointestinal systems. Accordingly, certain people’s immune systems are genetically primed to react aberrantly when these areas are exposed to certain bacteria. The aberrant […]
- Arthritis, Reiter
Arthritis, Reiter: The combination of inflammation of the joints (arthritis), eyes (conjunctivitis), and GU (genitourinary) &/or GI (gastrointestinal) systems.