rheumatic disease

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Related to rheumatic disease: rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease


1. Obsolete term for rheumatic fever.
2. Indefinite term applied to various conditions with pain or other symptoms of articular origin or related to other elements of the musculoskeletal system.
[G. rheumatismos, rheuma, a flux]

rheumatic disease

Any of various diseases and disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and gout, that chiefly affect the joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones and are characterized by pain, stiffness, and swelling.

Rheumatic disease

A type of disease involving inflammation of muscles, joints, and other tissues.
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This powerful method, immunofluorescence, was discovered by Coons and Melvin Kaplan in the 1950s to test Zinsser's suggestion that rheumatic disease is due to what might be called friendly fire: our immune defenses against the microbe are launched against our own tissues because the strep and we share look-alike components.
Population 3 included 101 patients at the University Hospital of Copenhagen (Hvidovre, Denmark) referred to the outpatient clinic of rheumatology on the suspicion of a rheumatic disease.
They are normally caused due to excessive pressure or constant rubbing, but can also result from rheumatic disease or bacterial infection.