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Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage (which normally cushions the joint and protects it from impact) erodes.
Gout
Gout is a disorder characterized by too much uric acid in the blood and tissues. In gout, crystals of uric acid are deposited in the joints, where they cause a type of arthritis called gouty arthritis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a musculoskeletal condition characterized by synovitis, inflammation of the membranes that line the body's joints.
Common Forms Of Arthritis
Although there are more than 100 forms of arthritic conditions, the most common disorders include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and lupus.

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Lupus
Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
Lupus is thought to develop when your body's immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own tissues rather than protecting them from outside invaders.

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Less Common Forms Of Arthritis
Pseudogout (CPPD)
Pseudogout is a form of arthritis triggered by deposits of calcium crystals (calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate) in the joints. It is also called calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPDD).
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the lower back.
Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic disease in which a person with psoriasis develops the symptoms and signs of arthritis -- joint pain, stiffness and swelling.
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Polymyalgia rheumatica is a form of arthritis. It causes pain in the joints and muscles of the lower back, thighs, hips, neck, shoulder and upper arms, and other parts of the body.
Juvenile Arthritis
Arthritis involves inflammation of the joints that causes pain and swelling. When arthritis occurs in children younger than age 16, it is called juvenile arthritis.
Behcet's Syndrome
Behcet's (bay-setz) syndrome is a rare disease that causes inflammation of many parts of the body.
Infectious Arthritis
Infectious arthritis is joint pain, soreness, stiffness and swelling caused by an infectious agent such as by bacteria, viruses or fungi.


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