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Related to polyarthritis: migratory polyarthritis, polyarthralgia

polyarthritis

 [pol″e-ahr-thri´tis]
inflammation of several joints.
chronic villous polyarthritis chronic inflammation of the synovial membrane of several joints.

pol·y·ar·thri·tis

(pol'ē-ar-thrī'tis),
Simultaneous inflammation of several joints.
[poly- + G. arthron, joint, + -itis, inflammation]

polyarthritis

/poly·ar·thri·tis/ (-ahr-thri´tis) inflammation of several joints.
chronic villous polyarthritis  chronic inflammation of the synovial membrane of several joints.
polyarthritis rheuma´tica acu´ta  rheumatic fever.

polyarthritis

[-ärthrī′tis]
an inflammation that involves more than one joint. The inflammation may migrate from one joint to another, or there may be simultaneous involvement of two or more joints.

pol·y·ar·thri·tis

(pol'ē-ahr-thrī'tis)
Simultaneous inflammation of several joints.
[poly- + G. arthron, joint, + -itis, inflammation]

polyarthritis

ARTHRITIS affecting many joints.

Polyarthritis

A nonspecific term for arthritis involving two or more joints, typically associated with auto-immune forms of arthritis. Symptoms usually include pain, inflammation, and/or swelling in multiple joints.
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polyarthritis

inflammation of several joints. More common in very young animals because of the frequency of navel infection and bacteremia and the immaturity of the arthrodial tissues. See also arthritis.

chlamydial polyarthritis
caused by Chlamydophila pecorum and characterized by joint enlargement, lameness, stiff gait, fever, conjunctivitis, a high morbidity and mortality in young animals. There are also lesions and signs of involvement of other organs, e.g. pneumonia, encephalomyelitis and interstitial focal nephritis. An important disease of feedlot lambs.
chronic villous polyarthritis
chronic inflammation of the synovial membrane of several joints.
crystal-induced polyarthritis
feline chronic progressive polyarthritis
see periosteal proliferative polyarthritis (below).
Greyhound polyarthritis
an erosive joint disease of unknown etiology occurring in young Greyhounds. See greyhound polyarthritis.
immune-mediated polyarthritis
see immune-mediated arthritis.
inherited polyarthritis
a disease of young Akita dogs, in which there is sytemic illness with fever, lethargy and peripheral lymphadenopathy, as well as polyarthritis.
polyarthritis-meningitis syndrome
an immune-mediated, nonerosive polyarthritis, seen in Weimaraners and several other breeds. There is fever and spinal pain.
mycoplasmal polyarthritis
Mycoplasma hyorhinis and M. hyosynoviae cause polyarthritis in pigs, the first in suckling pigs in which there may also be a serositis, the latter more common in older growing pigs. M. agalactiae bovis causes polyarthritis in feedlot cattle, M. mycoides var. capri causes polyarthritis and serositis in goats and M. capricolum causes polyarthritis in goats and sheep.
periosteal proliferative polyarthritis
occurs in young, adult male cats as an acute, febrile illness accompanied by severe joint pain and stiffness, followed by generalized stiffness, swollen joints and akylosis. The disease is believed to be immune-mediated and associated with infection by feline leukemia virus and feline syncytium-forming virus. In a variant form, the onset is insidious and the joint changes are erosive and deforming. Called also Reiter's disease.
polyarthritis-polymyositis
an immune-mediated, nonerosive polyarthritis seen in spaniels. There is a chronic myositis with muscle atrophy.
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