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.
- Arthritis, rheumatoid
Arthritis, rheumatoid: An autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation of joints. Rheumatoid disease can also involve inflammation of tissues in other areas of the body, such as the lungs, heart, and eyes. Because it can affect multiple organs of the body, rheumatoid arthritis is referred to as a systemic illness. Although rheumatoid arthritis is a […]
- Arthritis, spondylitis
Arthritis, spondylitis: A form of arthritis that causes chronic inflammation of the spine.
- Arthritis, systemic-onset chronic rheumatoid
Arthritis, systemic-onset chronic rheumatoid: See: Arthritis, systemic-onset juvenile rheumatoid (Still’s disease).