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Other Types of Arthritis, inflammatory and auto-immune disorders
D - G

Degenerative joint disease - is a non-infectious, progressive disorder of the weight bearing joints

deQuervain's tendinitis - a condition brought on by irritation or swelling of the tendons found along the thumb side of the wrist

Dermatomyositis - a rare, autoimmune disease that results in patchy red rashes over the knuckles, around the eyes or in other parts of the body.

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a degenerative disorder of unknown etiology that frequently occurs in patients over 60

Discitis - disc space infection, is an inflammatory lesion of the intervertebral disc that occurs in adults but more commonly in children

Discoid lupus erythematosus - a disease in which coin-shaped (discoid) red bumps appear on the skin.

Drug-Induced Lupus Erythematosus - Drug-induced lupus erythematosus is a side-effect of long-term use of certain medications

DUCHENNE AND BECKER MUSCULAR DYSTROPHIES - genetic disorders characterized by progressive muscle wasting and weakness that begin with microscopic changes in the muscle

Dupuytrens Contracture - a fairly common condition that occurs when the connective tissue (fascia) under the skin begins to thicken and shorten. As the tissue tightens,

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome -  refers to a group of disorders linked by genetic defects that affect collagen structure and function

Elephantiasis is a vivid and accurate term for the syndrome it describes: the gross (visible) enlargement of the arms, legs, or genitals to elephantoid size.

Enteropathic Arthritis - commonly involves only a few or a limited number of joints and may closely follow the bowel condition

Epicondylitis or tennis elbow - an inflammation of several structures of the elbow

Erosive osteoarthritis - a disease entity which is most common in middle-aged females. The disease is characterized by acute articular attacks resembling rheumatoid arthritis

Exercise-induced Compartment Syndrome - Exercise related inflammatory problem

Fabry disease - a fat storage disorder caused by a deficiency of an enzyme involved in the biodegradation of lipids

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) -  an inherited disorder characterized by recurrent, acute attacks of intense pain, lasting two to three days, usually in the abdomen, chest, or joints

Farber disease -  autosomal recessive disorder due to the defective enzymatic activity of acid ceramidaseis

Feltys syndrome - a variant of rheumatoid arthritis

Fingertip injury covers cuts, accumulation of blood (hematoma), bone breakage, or amputation in the fingertip.

Flat Feet -- Little or no arch in the feet


Freiberg's disease - ossification process in the metatarsal bones of the feet

Fungal Arthritis - An inflammation of a joint caused by a fungal infection.

Ganglion is a small, usually hard bump above a tendon or in the capsule that encloses a joint

Ganglionic cyst is a bump or mass that forms under the skin.

Gaucher disease -or Gaucher's disease  a rare genetic disorder that results in accumulation of fatty molecules called cerebrosides

Giant cell arthritis - Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a condition in which certain arteries become inflamed

Gonococcal arthritis - A gonococcal infection, usually of a single joint (in 90% to 95% of cases), that occurs during an infection with gonorrhea.

Goodpasture's syndrome - An uncommon and life-threatening hypersensitivity disorder believed to be an autoimmune process related to antibody formation in the body

Gout - a form of acute arthritis that causes severe pain and swelling in the joints

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) causes progressive muscle weakness and paralysis (the complete inability to use a particular muscle or muscle group)

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