Definitions

  • Arthropathy – means disease of a joint.  Sometimes used synonymously with arthritis, but generally used when referring to joint pathology, and used for specific conditions:
    • Reactive arthropathy – infection in another part of the body causes autoimmune reaction against the joint
    • Crystal arthropathy – see below. Due to crystal deposition in a joint
  • Monoarthritis – disease of only 1 joint
  • Oligoarthritis – disease of 2-5 joints
  • Polyarthritis – disease of 6+ joints

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