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arthropathy/ar·throp·a·thy/ (ahr-throp´ah-the) any joint disease.arthropath´ic
arthropathyA general term for any disease of the joints. See Neuropathic arthropathy, Silicone arthropathy, Traumatic arthropathy.
arthropathyAny disease of a joint.
arthropathynon-specific joint pathology (see Charcot neuroarthropathy)
Patient discussion about arthropathy
Q. Our GP said that I have a greater risk for joint disease because I am HLA-B27 + . what is he talking about? My mom and dad have a spondyloarthropathy. they went to our GP and he did us some genetic tests and said that I am HLA-B27 positive, and that i have a greater risk for several diseases. what kind of diseases is he talking about?
Those diseases are mainly arthritis for its kinds and inflammatory bowel diseases (witch I have and its totally manageable.
if your parents have only spondyloarthropathy I guess you can expect you will have a spondyloarthropathy too.
Go to your GP and ask him to explain you more about this.