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Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints.

Cave!!!.png Do not confused with systemic vasculitis- arteritis (inflammation of medium and small arteries).

Classification[edit | edit source]

In terms of etiology:[edit | edit source]

  • infectious,
  • non-infectious.

In terms of the number of affected joints:[edit | edit source]

  • monoarthritis – one joint affected,
  • polyarthritis – more joints affected.

In terms of affected joint:[edit | edit source]

  • coxitis – inflammation of the hip joint,
  • gonitis – inflammation of the knee joint,
  • omarthritis – inflammation of the shoulder joint.

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References[edit | edit source]

  • POVÝŠIL, Ctibor, Ivo ŠTEINER a Jan BARTONÍČEK, et al. Speciální patologie. 2. vydání. Praha : Galén, 2007. 430 s. ISBN 978-807262-494-2.