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arthropathy

 [ahr-throp´ah-the]
any joint disease.
Charcot's arthropathy neuropathic arthropathy.
chondrocalcific arthropathy progressive polyarthritis with joint swelling and bony enlargement, most commonly in the small joints of the hand but also affecting other joints, characterized radiographically by narrowing of the joint space with subchondral erosions and sclerosis and frequently chondrocalcinosis.
neuropathic arthropathy chronic progressive degeneration of the stress-bearing portion of a joint, with hypertrophic changes at the periphery; it is associated with neurologic disorders involving loss of sensation in the joint. Called also Charcot's arthropathy.
osteopulmonary arthropathy clubbing of fingers and toes, and enlargement of ends of the long bones, in cardiac or pulmonary disease.

ar·throp·a·thy

(ar-throp'ă-thē),
Any disease affecting a joint.
[arthro- + G. pathos, suffering]

arthropathy

/ar·throp·a·thy/ (ahr-throp´ah-the) any joint disease.arthropath´ic
Charcot's arthropathy  neuropathic a.
chondrocalcific arthropathy  progressive polyarthritis with joint swelling and bony enlargement, most commonly in the small joints of the hand but also affecting other joints, characterized radiographically by narrowing of the joint space with subchondral erosions and sclerosis and frequently chondrocalcinosis.
neuropathic arthropathy  chronic progressive degeneration of the stress-bearing portion of a joint, with hypertrophic changes at the periphery; it is associated with neurologic disorders involving loss of sensation in the joint.
osteopulmonary arthropathy  clubbing of fingers and toes and enlargement of ends of the long bones, in cardiac or pulmonary disease.

arthropathy

(är-thrŏp′ə-thē)
n. pl. arthropa·thies
A disease or abnormality of a joint.

arthropathy

[ärthrop′əthē]
Etymology: Gk, arthron + pathos, suffering
any disease or abnormal condition affecting a joint. arthropathic, adj.

arthropathy

A general term for any disease of the joints. See Neuropathic arthropathy, Silicone arthropathy, Traumatic arthropathy.

ar·throp·a·thy

(ahr-throp'ă-thē)
Any disease affecting a joint.
[G. arthron, joint + G. pathos, suffering]

arthropathy

Any disease of a joint.

arthropathy

non-specific joint pathology (see Charcot neuroarthropathy)

ar·throp·a·thy

(ahr-throp'ă-thē)
Any disease affecting a joint.
[arthro- + G. pathos, suffering]

arthropathy

any joint disease.

Charcot's arthropathy, neuropathic arthropathy
chronic progressive degeneration of the stress-bearing portion of a joint, with hypertrophic changes at the periphery; it is associated with neurological disorders involving loss of sensation in the joint.
degenerative arthropathy
a degenerative disease of the joints, e.g. degenerative disease of the stifle or hip joint in the ox. The disease may be primary when there appears to be a metabolic defect in the articular cartilage. Secondary arthropathy occurs consequentially to a disease of the supporting bone.
degenerative coxofemoral arthropathy
see degenerative arthropathy (above).
developmental arthropathy
results from abnormalities in development or growth that cause structural injury or abnormal function in a joint, e.g. conformational abnormalities, chondrodystrophy, osteochondrosis, growth disorders, legg-calvé-perthes disease and patellar luxation.
dietary arthropathy
caused by hypervitaminosis A in cats and secondary hyperparathyroidism.
metabolic arthropathy
is secondary to some systemic diseases such as hemophilia A and mucopolysaccharidosis.
neoplastic arthropathy
primary neoplasms of the joint, e.g. synovioma or synovial sarcoma, or metastatic tumors, may cause an arthropathy.
neuropathic arthropathy
joint disease secondary to diminished pain and proprioceptive reflexes that cause loss of sensation in the joint, loss of support and instability. Usually the result of trauma. See also Charcot's arthropathy (above).
osteopulmonary arthropathy
clubbing of digits and enlargement of ends of the long bones, in cardiac or pulmonary disease. See also hypertrophic osteopathy.

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?

A. HLA-B27 is a part of our immune system. Some of us )like me) have this gene and some of us don't have it. The fact you have this gene says you might have some diseases.
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.

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