Causes of Arthritis

Inflammatory Arthritis

Inflammatory types of arthritis include a wide range of rheumatic diseases. Some common types of inflammatory arthritides (plural for arthritis) include:


Gout is caused when the levels of uric acid become so high that crystals form inside the joint. These urate crystals cause inflammation. This combination of urate crystals in the joint and inflammation results in the signs and symptoms of gout (see Causes of Gout). The causes of some other types of inflammatory arthritis are not known.
(You can learn about possible risk factors for each disease by clicking on any of the links below:

Infectious Arthritis

Infectious arthritis is a general term used to describe forms of arthritis caused by an infection. Infectious arthritis can be separated into the following categories:
(Click Infectious Arthritis Causes for more information on specific bacteria, viruses, and fungi that can cause this type of arthritis.)
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