What diseases can be mistaken for arthritis?

Diseases That Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Psoriatic Arthritis.
  • Viral Arthritis.
  • Lyme Disease.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Lupus and Scleroderma.
  • Gout.
  • Reactive Arthritis.

What types of arthritis are autoimmune?

Some of the autoimmune forms of arthritis studied by ANRF-funded researchers include:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Lupus.
  • Juvenile Arthritis.
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis.
  • Psoriatic Arthritis.
  • Scleroderma.
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome.
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)

What is parasitic arthritis?

Infectious arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints that occurs as a result of infection by bacteria, viruses or, less frequently, fungi or parasites.

Is rheumatoid arthritis considered a rare disease?

Rheumatoid arthritis affects about 1.3 million adults in the United States. Worldwide, it is estimated to occur in up to 1 percent of the population. The disease is two to three times more common in women than in men, which may be related to hormonal factors.

What autoimmune diseases cause joint pain?

Several autoimmune diseases can cause joint pain and other symptoms that mimic rheumatoid arthritis (RA). These diseases most commonly include lupus, systemic scleroderma, and polymyalgia rheumatic.

What are some rare autoimmune diseases?

10 Rare Autoimmune Diseases

  • Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA)
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome.
  • Kawasaki disease.
  • Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD)
  • Myasthenia gravis.
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)
  • POEMS syndrome.
  • Retroperitoneal fibrosis.

Is lupus a form of arthritis?

Lupus is not a form of arthritis, but it does include arthritis as one of the most common symptoms, so it is easy to see why some people think about it that way. It is very important not to make this mistake, because lupus is quite different than any other illness that causes arthritis.