Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis

Symptoms of Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis

The following features are indicative of Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis:
  • weight-bearing joint problems
  • axial skeleton problems
  • metatarsophalangeal joint problems
  • appearance of distal and proximal interphalangeal nodes
  • inflammatory osteoarthritis of the finger
It is possible that Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis

The following are the most common causes of Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis:
  • mutations in the COL2A1 gene (Collagen, Type II, Alpha-1)

Prevention of Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis.

Occurrence of Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis

Common Gender

Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis:
  • Complete blood cell count (CBC): To check the total blood cell count in body
  • VDRL (Venereal disease research laboratory) test: To find out any infection
  • Joint-fluid mucin test: To diagnose primary generalized osteoarthritis
  • X-ray: To determine the degenerative changes of both knees, and moderate hypertrophic changes

Complications of Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis if untreated

It is not know if Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis causes complications if left untreated.

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Primary generalized (osteo)arthritis.

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