Behçet’s Disease

Introduction Behçet’s Disease is a rare autoimmune disorder, causing the systemic inflammation of blood vessels. Most commonly seen in individuals of middle eastern origin, the condition is named after Turkish dermatologist Hulusi Behçet who...

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Charcot’s Joint

Introduction Charcot’s Joint (aka Charcot’s osteoarthropathy or Charcot’s neuroarthropathy) is most commonly seen as a complication of diabetes, but is also sometimes seen with syphilis. It is the result of peripheral neuropathy. It results in swelling,...

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Comparison and Summary of Types of Arthritis

Disease Location Examination Presentation Epidemiology Aetiology Investigations Treatment Osteoarthritis Hands, Hips, Knees Poly/ oligo / monoarthritis Pain on joint movement, reduced range of movements. ‘Squaring of the hand’ – deformity of the CMC joint...

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Gout and Pseudogout

Gout Introduction Gout is a type of crystal arthritis. The other main type of crystal arthritis is that in which calcium pyrophosphate crystals are formed (pseudogout). Gout is a disorder resulting from high concentration...

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