This page is dedicated to covering how best to approach the topic of arthritis.
WHAT IS ARTHRITIS?
Fundamentally, arthritis refers to joint inflammation that often causes pain and stiffness. There are many different causes of arthritis that can fall within the following categories.
Infectious causes of arthritis:
- Bacterial: septic arthritis (gonococcal and nongonococcal), Lyme disease, bacterial endocarditis.
- Viral: Rubella, Hepatits B, HIV, Parvovirus
- Post-infectious: reactive arthritis, rheumatic fever
Metabolic causes of arthritis:
- Pseudogout (CPPD deposition)
Autoimmune causes of arthritis:
Non-inflammatory causes of arthritis:
- Avascular necrosis
Page Updated: 09.02.2016