Link: Measles and Stiff/Arthritic Joints???

Posted , 2 users are following.

I contracted the measles back in September.  One of the things that happened during that affliction was that my hands and feet swelled to the point of significant soreness.  Quickly after swelling subsided, the arthritis in my fingers became MUCH worse than it had ever been.  I'm still struggling with it in my right hand.  Have you ever heard of a link between the two conditions?

Thanks

0 likes, 5 replies

Report / Delete

5 Replies

  • Posted

    Is it osteoarthritis that is the problem?

    Infections, both viral and bacterial, can trigger the onset of autoimmune arthritis. One form is reactive arthritis in response to that infection which usually  goes into remission but there are other sorts which are due to immune system malfunctions and which can last much longer. I'm assuming you have seen your GP? And preferably a rheumatologist. 

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Definitely but exact mechanisms are not well understood.
    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up