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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

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

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.

ar·throp·a·thy

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

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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References in periodicals archive ?
USG is useful in detecting joint bleeds, synovial hyperplasia, and joint erosion in hemophilic arthropathy, with efficacy comparable to those of MRI.[11] With the advancement of USG techniques, such as Power Doppler, it appears that this modality can provide the detailed assessment of vascularity and disease activity.[12],[13] The use of MRI is limited by its lack of widespread availability and high cost, and it is also unsuitable for nonsedated pediatric patients or claustrophobic adults.
(8,15) This process may be further accelerated or augmented through the interaction of certain neuropeptides that are found to be altered in joints with neuropathic arthropathy. For example, peripheral and autonomic neuropathies decrease the release of neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP).
Psoriatic Arthropathy. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a seronegative arthritis that is associated with psoriasis.
Rondon et al., "Lupus arthropathy: a case series of patients with rhupus," Clinical Rheumatology, vol.
Asteberg et al., "IL-17 cytokines in bone healing of diabetic Charcot arthropathy patients: a prospective 2 year follow-up study," Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, vol.
Obrebski, "Charcot's arthropathy of the hip joints: a late manifestation of tabes dorsalis successfully treated by total joint arthroplasty report of 2 cases," Journal of Arthroplasty, vol.
Our results reconfirm the previous finding that RF was positive in sera of 44% patients with HCV related arthropathy the positive RF values16.
In fact, foot and hand arthropathy, in people of a younger age than might be expected, is a key diagnostic marker for haemochromatosis.
A major complication is the development of hemophilic arthropathy due to frequent joint bleeding, and the knee is the most commonly involved joint [1].
Reversed total shoulder arthroplasty is a very popular treatment in rotator cuff arthropathy and in displaced proximal humeral fractures in elderly patients [1-13].