Other Related Conditions - Causes - Diagnosis - Symptoms - Treatment
- A - Z: Joint Pain
- A - Z: Types of Arthritis
- Arthritis Signs & Symptoms
- Rare Autoimmune Disorders
- Rare Bone /Joint Disorders
- Rare Diseases By Type
What Is Myofascial Pain?
Myofascial pain, often confused with fibromyalgia, is considered one of the 100 types of arthritis.
Palindromic Rheumatism - The Basics
Palindromic rheumatism is a rare inflammatory arthritis.
Amyloidosis - Rare Condition Secondary to Chronic Inflammatory Diseases
Amyloidosis can be a primary condition or can be a secondary condition to inflammatory types of arthritis.
What Is Rheumatic Fever?
Polyarthritis is one of the major criteria associated with rheumatic fever. What other criteria is involved?
Caplan's syndrome is inflammation and scarring of the lungs in people with rheumatoid arthritis who have exposure to coal dust. Caplan's syndrome is very rare in the USA. (Illustration)
Uveitis is an inflammation inside the eye, affecting the uvea. It may be associated with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis, but most cases occur in healthy people.
Collagen vascular disease
Collagen is a tough, glue-like protein that represents 30% of body protein and shapes the structure of tendons, bones, and connective tissues. Malfunctioning of the immune system can affect these structures. This is known as collagen vascular disease. Collagen vascular diseases include: Rheumatoid arthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Scleroderma, Dermatomyositis, Polyarteritis nodosa.
Hemochromatosis is a disorder that interferes with iron metabolism and results in excess iron deposits throughout the body. The disease may lead to the development of diabetes, skin pigment changes, cardiac problems, arthritis, testicular atrophy, liver problems, hypopituitarism, chronic abdominal pain, severe fatigue, and increased risk of certain bacterial infections.
Constrictive pericarditis is a disorder caused by inflammation of the pericardium (the sac-like covering of the heart) with subsequent thickening, scarring, and contracture of the pericardium. It is a very rare complication of rheumatoid arthritis.
Diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (lung)
Diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis is the name given to a group of disorders characterized by inflammation and eventually scarring of the deep lung tissues, leading to shortness of breath. Many connective tissue diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and lupus) can cause interstitial lung disease. (Illustrated)
Osteogenesis imperfecta (also called brittle bone disease) is a congenital condition of abnormal fragility of the bones.