Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis	(Wegener’s granulomatosis)
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Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s granulomatosis)

Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA) is a rare multisystem autoimmune disease. Typically, the upper and lower respiratory tract and the kidneys are affected, but it may affect any organs. Small vessel vasculitis granulomatous inflammation of vessels Signs and symptoms VASCULITIS: FEVER – MALAISE – WEIGHT LOSS – ARTHRALGIA/MYALGIA Recurrent respiratory infection in adults Sinusitis Epistaxis Otitis media […]

Ankylosing spondylitis
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Ankylosing spondylitis

Chronic seronegative inflammatory arthritis primarily affects axial skeleton (sacroiliac joints and vertebrae) and peripheral joints.  Morning  stifness > 1 hour; imporves with exercise. HLA-B27 M > F Signs and symptoms Axial lower back pain stiffness of back Pain radiates to the buttock – persistant buttock pain painful sacroiliac joint Flattening of lumbar curvature Decreased cheast […]

Reactive Arthritis (Reiter Syndrome) | ReA
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Reactive Arthritis (Reiter Syndrome) | ReA

Reactive arthritis (ReA), formerly known as Reiter syndrome, is inflammation of the joints and tendon, often accompanied by inflammation of the eye’s conjunctiva or iris and the mucous membranes, such as those of the mouth and genitourinary tract. It is an auto immune Sero-negative arthritis which develops in response to an infection of the GI or […]