- Q What is rhabdomyolysis?
Rhabdomyolysis is a condition in which damage to the muscle tissue causes pieces of the muscle to leak into the blood. These pieces can be harmful to the body and may lead to kidney problems. Certain injuries or other conditions can cause the damage to... Full Answer
- Q What is reactive arthritis (Reiter's syndrome)?
Barbara Allan, Health EducationReactive arthritis is arthritis that develops in response to an infection. The most common type of infections that trigger reactive arthritis are Salmonella, Shigella, Clamydia, and Yersinia. The first two are cause food poisoning. The latter two are... Full Answer
- Q What is pseudogout?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmacyPseudogout sometimes referred to as calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD), is a disease that often mimics the symptoms of gout. Pseudogout typically occurs in older adults and most commonly affects the knees. Pseudogout may also develop... Full Answer