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Rheum (Greek) - Discharge from the body, flux; a stream, current, flood, a flowing
4 terms share this root
Polymyalgia rheumatica

"To feel pain" in "many" "muscles," caused by inflammation. Many associated symptoms such as fatigue, anemia, feeling of illness and fever. Many causes and poorly understood pathophysiology.

  • Polloi (Greek) - Many
  • My (Greek) - Muscle
  • Algein (Greek) - To feel pain
  • Rheum (Greek) - Discharge from the body, flux; a stream, current, flood, a flowing
  • Associated with temporal arteritis
  • Treat with oral corticosteroid
  • Association with HLA DR4
  • Rheumatic fever

    A fever, or "heat", caused by S. pyogenes, and may cause joint inflammation and damage to the heart valves.

    • Rheum (Greek) - Discharge from the body, flux; a stream, current, flood, a flowing
    • Fovere (Latin) - To warm, heat
  • Caused by body crossreactivity to the M protein of the bacteria
  • The major criteria are polyarthritis, carditis, subcutaneous nodules, erythema marginatum, and Sydenham chorea
  • The minor criteria are fever, arthralgia, raised ESR or CRP, leukocytosis, heart block

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    Rheumatoid arthiritis

    An autoimmune condition that affects the "joints", reducing their ability to move or "flow" past one another.

    • Rheum (Greek) - Discharge from the body, flux; a stream, current, flood, a flowing
    • Eidos (Greek) - Form, Resemblance or Shape, Likeness
    • Arthron (Greek) - Pertaining to the Joint
  • Type III and IV hypersensitivity
  • Bouchard nodules
  • More common in females
  • Morning stiffness that gets better throughout the day
  • HLADR4
  • Rheumatoid nodules

    A firm swelling, or "knot", seen in rheumatoid arthritis, or an autoimmune condition that affects the "joints", reducing their ability to move or "flow" past one another.

    • Rheum (Greek) - Discharge from the body, flux; a stream, current, flood, a flowing
    • Nodus (Latin) - Knot
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