Arthritis, gonorrheal.

Gonorrheal Arthritis

Gonorrheal arthritis is a specific infection of one or more joints, occurring as a sequela or complication of gonorrhea. The infection is transmitted usually by the blood, and therefore is a general infection in which the joint pathology is but a local manifestation, and while the local symptoms are the principal ones to attract the attention of both patient and physician.


It is triggered by Gonorrhea bacterial infection


Gonorrheal arthritis may be divided into two clinical types, acute and chronic. 

Symptoms of Acute Gonorrheal Arthritis 

  • The onset is sudden, with a chill or chilly sensations, a moderate rise of temperature, rarely above 102 to 103 P
  • A heavily coated tongue
  • full bounding pulse
  • constipated bowels
  • scanty high colored urine, which may be albuminous, always flocculent. 
  • In this type rarely more than one or two joints are involved, but the swelling is rapid and the skin over the joints is red and tense, and very sensitive to the touch. 
  • Pain, the most prominent symptom, is sometimes excruciating, and is exaggerated on motion. In a few days the joint pains subside in a measure, and the parts become edematous and fluctuant, the fluid usually being serious in character, but if it becomes purulent, 
  • repeated chills
  • irregular fever and sweats
  •  The discharge from the original site of infection often lessens, or stops entirely, during an acute attack of arthritis, but will reappear usually on the subsidence of the joint trouble. 

Symptoms of Chronic Gonorrheal Arthritis 

  • Progressive loss of weight and strength
  • Anemia 
  • Lost of appetite
  • Muscles lose their tone, and general exhaustion, with malaise, shortness of breath and loss of energy. 
  • The pulse is often slow and compressible and unstable, becoming rapid on exertion or excitement. Palpitation of the heart is common.
  • Pain in the precordial region is sometimes present, and occasionally endocarditis. 
  • In the more severe cases digestive disturbances with lumbar tire or aching will be found, the urine is scanty and high colored, containing pus and shreds floating in specimens. 
  • The joint symptoms may be mild, or absent at intervals, but with a tendency to return. Sometimes this occurs after the passage of a sound in a chronic gleet, or even following strong urethral injections. 
  • Mild grade of fever, or it may be absent.
  • The arthritis in this type is usually multiple, and while the edema and effusion may be considerable, yet in some the joints may be but little enlarged. 

How to diagnose Gonorrheal Arthritis?

Following tests are used to diagnose gonorrheal Arthritis

  • Urine tests
  • blood tests
  • cervical gram stains
  • throat cultures 

Rheumatoid arthritis is a persistent provocative problem that can influence something other than your joints.

In contrast to the mileage harm of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis influences the lining of your joints, causing a difficult growing that can ultimately bring about bone disintegration and joint distortion.

The aggravation related with rheumatoid arthritis is the thing that can harm different pieces of the body also. While new sorts of prescriptions have improved treatment choices drastically, serious rheumatoid arthritis can in any case cause actual inabilities.

Symptoms Involving Rheumatoid Arthritis

Signs and indications of rheumatoid arthritis may include:

  • Delicate, warm, swollen joints
  • Joint firmness that is normally more regrettable in the mornings and after dormancy
  • Exhaustion, fever and loss of hunger

Early rheumatoid arthritis will in general influence your more modest joints first — especially the joints that connect your fingers to your hands and your toes to your feet.

As the sickness advances, indications regularly spread to the wrists, knees, lower legs, elbows, hips and shoulders.

Influence of this disease

Around 40% individuals who have rheumatoid arthritis additionally experience signs and manifestations that don't include the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis can influence numerous non-joint structures, including:

  • Skin
  • Eyes
  • Lungs
  • Heart
  • Kidneys
  • Salivary organs
  • Nerve tissue
  • Bone marrow
  • Veins

Rheumatoid arthritis signs and side effects may shift in seriousness and may even go back and forth. Times of expanded infection movement, called flares, substitute with times of relative reduction — when the growing and torment blur or vanish. Over the long haul, rheumatoid arthritis can make joints distort and move strange.

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