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The Arthritis Code

by Jeni Robert (2017-10-31)


Non-infective causes of arthritis The Arthritis Code Review are numerous and are related to many pathological mechanisms. Gouty arthritis occurs due to accumulation of uric acid in the body which might be caused by faulty diet habits or congenital metabolic abnormalities. Rheumatologic causes are numerous and lead to inflammation of the joints due to autoimmune related mechanisms. Systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, ankylosing spondylitis and reactive arthritis are amongst the commonest causes of rheumatologic inflammation of joints. Rheumatologic arthritis is commonly accompanied by other systemic manifestations such as fever, skin rash, eye inflammation, nephritis and inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis).

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