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Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that can develop as a complication of untreated or poorly treated strep throat. Strep throat is caused by infection with group A streptococcus bacteria.
Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that may develop after an infection with Streptococcus bacteria (such as strep throat or scarlet fever). The disease can affect the heart, joints, skin, and brain.
To help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and SjÃ¶gren’s syndrome
Rheumatoid arthritis (often shortened to "RA") is a disease in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues. The joints of the hands, wrists, ankles, knees, and feet are usually the most seriously affected, but the severity and pattern of the disease varies substantially from one person to another. Common early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. Later, symptoms may include joint deformity and loss of joint movement. The pain and swelling may disappear at times as if the disease has been cured (a period called remission), only to flare up again later.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic (long-standing) joint disease that damages the joints of the body. The damage is caused by inflammation of the joint lining tissue. Inflammation is normally a response by the body's immune system to "assaults" such as infections, wounds, and foreign objects. In rheumatoid arthritis, the inflammation is misdirected to attack the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is often referred to as RA.
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Nonarticular Rheumatism/Regional Pain Syndrome: eMedicine Rheumatology
Dec 17, 2010 ... Overview: Nonarticular rheumatic pain syndromes can be classified into 5 general categories, as follows: (1) tendonitis and bursitis, ...
Palindromic Rheumatism: Abstract and Introduction
Mar 7, 2011 ... Abstract and Introduction: A 56-year-old woman complained of frequent episodes of joint pain, swelling, and redness that would come and go, ...
The American Rheumatism Association 1987 revised criteria for the ...
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rheumatism /rheu·ma·tism/ (roo´mah-tizm) any of a variety of disorders marked by inflammation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement of the connective ...