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Arthritic Conditions

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Quiz: Do You Understand Arthritic Conditions?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

Arthritic conditions cause chronic, intermittent pain and swelling of the joints and connective tissue.

Explanation:
Arthritic conditions, also called rheumatic conditions, are a variety of diseases that cause chronic, intermittent pain and swelling of the joints and connective tissue.
2

Psoriatic arthritis isn't considered an arthritic conditions as it also affects the skin.

Explanation:
There are many different types of arthritic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, reactive arthritis, osteoarthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
3

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic type of arthritis that affects the lower back.

Explanation:
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic type of arthritis that affects the lower back. Symptoms include pain and stiffness in the joints in the lower back, spine, hips, knees and shoulders.
4

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid.

Explanation:
Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid. Your body makes uric acid, and you also get it from certain foods and drinks. In most people, the amount of uric acid the body produces equals the amount being excreted in urine.
5

Lupus commonly manifests similarly in patients, so it is more easily diagnosed.

Explanation:
Lupus is an arthritic condition that can manifest in many ways, so it is sometimes referred to as the "disease of 1000 faces." Lupus is is a chronic, long-term autoimmune disease. For reasons unknown, the body's immune system becomes activated and begins to attack the body's own tissues.