Joint Disease: Arthritis in Patient Populations

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Lead Author(s): 

Marc C. Hochberg, MD

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

Arthritis is an umbrella term that refers to joint pain or joint disease and encompasses more than 100 conditions. While there is no single accepted classification system for arthritis conditions, in general they are grouped as follows.
     •    Osteoarthritis
     •    Inflammatory arthritis
          o    Rheumatoid arthritis
          o    Spondyloarthropathies
          o    Connective tissue disease (eg, SLE, lupus)
     •    Gout
     •    Joint infection        
     •    Fibromyalgia
     •    Juvenile arthritis
     •    Joint pain/Joint replacement


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