The inflammation of joints is primarily what arthritis is all about. Apart from inflammation, tenderness, extreme pain and limited movement are the other things that are associated with this physical discomfort. There are several pathological mechanisms involved in the occurrence of it. The causes could be basically classified as infective and non-infective.
The infective causes of arthritis involve the parasitic, viral, fungal and bacterial causes too. The germs that are recognised to be the carriers of this painful syndrome are Hepatitis A, B, and C virus, Retroviruses, Rubella virus, Mumps virus, Varicella-zoster virus, Alphaviruses, and Epstein-Barr virus.
The arthritis caused by bacteria is sometimes known as septic arthritis, and the bacteria that cause it are staphylococcus, aureus and streptococci. This generally is caused by the spreading of an infection in a nearby bone, and is very common in younger children. The HIV infected patients are usually the ones who experience the fungal caused arthritis, because their immune systems are completely compromised already. In America, the Lyme disease is one of the most common diseases responsible for infective arthritis.
Regina Kurrasch is a rheumatologist who has been doing clinical research to find out the better options for treatment of patients with the different kinds of arthritis. She has already earned a degree is public health and has been awarded to be a part of a prestigious clinical research. Presently she is leading a group of researches into ascertaining the new therapies that could be administered to patients of rheumatology and other associated diseases.
The non-infective causes of arthritis are the ones that involve several pathological mechanisms. The uric acid that accumulates in the body, either due to indiscipline of eating habits or due to abnormalities in congenital metabolism, causes Gouty arthritis. Some of the most commonly known types of rheumatologic causes that are responsible for rheumatologic inflammation are:
- Rheumatic fever
- Ankylosing spondilytis
- Reactive arthritis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Rheumatoid arthritis
These inflammations occur in joints and could be accompanied by fever, nephritis, inflammation in the eyes, skin rash or even inflammation in the blood vessels known as vasculitis. Though the causes of the occurrence of the various types of arthritis are more or less known to the doctors and researchers, yet it becomes really important to get as close to the illness as possible and try and eradicate it from its very roots. This is the reason rheumatologist and board-certified internist, Regina Kurrasch takes great pride and pleasure in being able to conduct numerous clinical researches so as to able to provide her patients with the maximum comfort that she probably can. She has even joined a team of other professional women who give value to innovation and the need for an enhanced health care quality like her.
The types, causes and symptoms of arthritis are varied but it is certainly very different from isolated pains of joints known as arthralgia. It is arthritis that may be the cause of this arthralgia; and so care needs to be taken that the kind of arthritis is properly discerned and identified before administering any kind of treatment to the patient.