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Viral Arthritis - Causes - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment

Viral arthritis causes, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment. Viral arthritis is a common form of childhood joint pain and inflammation that is generally mild. Viral arthritis is caused by a viral infection. Viral arthritis can be associated with the mumps, Hepatitis B, German measles or after getting the rubella vaccine.
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Viral Arthritis: Overview / Symptoms / Treatment / Prevention
Viral arthritis is inflammation of the joints that results from a viral infection. The duration is usually short, and it usually disappears on its own without any lasting effects. Symptoms include joint pain and joint swelling of one or more joints. In general, the arthritis is mild. However, there is no known way to prevent viral arthritis.

Mumps: Overview / Symptoms / Treatment / Prevention
Mumps is an acute, contagious, viral disease that causes painful enlargement of the salivary or parotid glands. MMR immunization (vaccine) protects against measles, mumps, and rubella. It should be given to children 12-15 months old. Vaccination is repeated between 4 to 6 years of age, or between 11 and 12 years of age, if not previously given.

Rubella/German Measles: Overview / Symptoms / Treatment / Prevention
Rubella (German Measles) is a contagious viral infection with mild symptoms associated with a rash. Rubella is preventable with vaccination. Rubella virus vaccine is recommended for all children. Vaccination should not be given at any time during pregnancy or to a person with an immune system altered by cancer, corticosteroid therapy, or radiation treatment.

Hepatitis B: Overview / Symptoms / Treatment / Prevention
The term "hepatitis" refers to syndromes or diseases causing liver inflammation. Viruses causing hepatitis include Hepatitis A, B, C, E and the delta factor. Each virus causes a distinct syndrome, though they share some symptoms. Most who become infected with hepatitis B get rid of the virus within 6 mo. Short infections are known as an "acute" cases.

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