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    Arthritis Conditions

    Arthritis, This leaflet will explain a bit about how joints work and then go through the main causes of arthritis in easy-to-read language. What is arthritis? Arthr...

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Conditions

    Rheumatoid Arthritis, What is rheumatoid arthritis? Arthritis means inflammation of joints. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a fairly common form of arthritis. , ...

    Psoriatic Arthritis Conditions

    Psoriatic Arthritis, Note : people with psoriasis also have the same chance as everyone else of developing other types of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoart...

    Septic Arthritis Conditions

    Septic Arthritis, It can be difficult to tell the difference between a flare-up of non-infective arthritis and infective (septic) arthritis. As a rule, if you already have ...

    Reactive Arthritis Conditions

    Reactive Arthritis, An infection within a joint is different and is called septic arthritis. See separate leaflet called Septic Arthritis for more details . Who develops...

    Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Conditions

    Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Juvenile psoriatic arthritis (2-15% of all cases of JIA) Arthritis occurs with psoriasis or arthritis plus at least two of: ...

    Biological Medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis Conditions

    Biological Medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis, What is rheumatoid arthritis? Arthritis means inflammation of joints. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common form o...

    Reactive Arthritis Professional

    Reactive Arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis . Septic arthritis . Investigations Once arthritis is observed, microbial tests and blood or synovial fluid ...

    Psoriatic Arthritis Professional

    Psoriatic Arthritis, Septic arthritis . Juvenile idiopathic arthritis and other causes of childhood arthritis. Investigations There are no 'clin...

    Septic Arthritis Professional

    Septic Arthritis, Septic arthritis may present as polyarticular arthritis in a minority of patients.  Fevers and rigors are present in the majority of cases but thei...

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Professional

    Rheumatoid Arthritis, Signs of arthritis include: Symmetrical, distal, small joint arthritis involving the proximal interphalangeal, metacarpophalangeal, wrist, metatar...

    Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Lung Professional

    Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Lung, Lung disease is a well-recognised and important extra-articular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis. A study in New Zealand of patients recently ...

    Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Professional

    Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Synonyms: Still's disease, juvenile arthritis, juvenile chronic arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis Juvenile idiopath...

    Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis Professional

    Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic disease. Early diagnosis of RA and effective treatment with disease-modifying antirheumatic dr...

    Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition (Pseudogout) Conditions

    These include gout , infection (septic arthritis) , osteoarthritis  and rheumatoid arthritis .  What is the treatment for calcium pyrophosphate deposition (CPPD)? ...

    Joint Pain Conditions

    See separate leaflet called Rheumatoid Arthritis . Psoriatic arthritis : causes inflammation, pain, and swelling of joints in some people who have psoriasis. , patella pain olec...

    Student's Elbow (Olecranon Bursitis) Conditions

    One-off injury such as a blow to the back of the elbow may set off inflammation. Arthritis . One or more bursae may become inflamed as part of a generalised arthritis. ( Note : ...

    Hot Swollen Joints Professional

    This scenario can occur with other pathologies and diagnosis may be particularly difficult in patients with pre-existing inflammatory arthritis. Consider septic arthritis in any pati...

    Shoulder Pain Conditions

    Septic arthritis is uncommon but needs urgent hospital treatment. Arthritis affecting a number of other different joints as well as the shoulder - eg,  rheumatoid arthritis...

    Episcleritis and Scleritis Conditions

    Both can be associated with other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) , although this is more likely in the case of scleritis.

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