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Presenting Symptoms (Usual)

Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Disease Name

Part of Body Affected

Abdominal Pain (Widespread or Localized Asthma Bloody Diarrhea Fever Hypertension Joint Inflammation (Arthralgias) Loss of Sensation or Tingling of Surface Nerves (Peripheral Neuropathy) May Affect Any Other Organ In The Body Muscle Inflammation (Myalgias) Swelling (Edema) Urinary Constituents in blood (Uremia) Urination at Long intervals (Ogliguria) Vomiting Weakness Weight Loss Aching and Stiffness Involving Mainly Trunk and Muscle Groups Near Center of Body Inflammation of Large Arteries, Principally In Temple and Back Part of Head Males Affected More Than Females May Appear to be an Infection With Low-Grade Fever, Malaise, Loss of Appetite and Weight Loss May Have Eye Symptoms and Loss of Vision Occurs Mostly Over 60 Years of Age, But Can Occur Under 50 Onset May be Gradual or Acute Severe Headaches With Redness and Swelling, Tenderness and Temporal Artery Nodes Blood Spasms in Blood Vessels of Extremities Especially in Response to cold Emotional Stress May Cause Symptoms Rare Among Males Bowing of Bones Fracture of Bones Humback (Kyphosis) Neurological: May Cause Deafness, Paralysis

Arteries

Polyarteritis. Also Cogan's Syndrome, Giant Cell Arteritis, Hypersesitivity Angiitis, Necrotizing Angiitis, Periarteritis, Takayasu's (Pulseless) Disease, and Wegener's Granulomatosis.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Raynaud's Phenomenon

Bones Clavicle, Femur Humerus, Pelvis, Skull (Enlargement), Tibia, Vertebrae.

Osteitis Deformans. Also Paget's Disease of the Bone Also see Cysts and Myelomas.

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual)

(Paraplegia) Lower Part of Body, or Partial or Complete Paralysis (Paresis). Severe Aching of Bones Shortened Stature Increased Heat in Affected Bone Region Muscular Weakness and Atrophies Chewing, Talking, Swallowing,Use of Hands, and Arms, Walking Sensory Signals Brain and Cord: Central Nervous System (CNS) Varies According to Nerve and Brain Cells Affected, Face, Hands, Legs Parkinsonism Also Parkinson's Disease, Paralysis Agitans, Shaking Palsy. Also see Amyloidosis, Cysts, Sarcoidosis, Whipple's Disease

Part of Body Affected

Disease Name

Progresses Slowly With: Muscular Rigidity Slowiness and Poverty of Purposeful Movement Tremor Full-blown: Drooling, Mouth Slightly Open at Corners Eyes Unblinking and Staring Facial Skin Greasy, Oil Glands Scaling Depression Fixed Facial Expression Mental Deterioration (Dementia) Muscles Smoothed and Almost Immobile Posture Stooped Ridgitiy and Secondary Painful Joint Cramping in limbs and spine Walking Difficulty; Slow, Shuffling Steps Coughing Rapidity of Respiration (Tachypnea) Shortness of Breath, Sometimes Painful (Dyspnea) Tightness of Pressure in Chest Wheezing Fatigue Fever and/or chills

Bronchi

Asthma; Bronchial Asthama; Brochial Tubes

Cardiac (Heart)

Myocarditis; Pericardial Disease; Dysrhythmias and Rheumatic Fever.

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual)

Discomfort over Heart or Stomach (Precordium) Dry Cough Heart Rhythmn and Pulse Changes, or Murmurs Labored Breathing (Dyspnea) Neck Vein Distention Palpitations (Heart) Radiated Pain to Neck, Trapezius, or Shoulders Unusual Pulse Weakness and Anxiety Abdominal Pain Abdominal Tenderness Constipation Fever Other Symptoms Depending on Location of Appendix Vomiting Abdominal Pain Bloody Diarrhea (or Stools) Cramps Fever Inflammation, swelling, fibrous tissue, ulcerations, patchy "cobblestones" of Portions of Intestinal tract Loss of Appetite Lymph Swelling Malaise Resembles Appendicitis Sometimes Weight Loss White Spots in Mouth (Candidiasis) Firm Thyroid to Touch, Often Marked by numerous swellings or growths Fullness of Throat Goiter Abnormal Protrusion of the Eyeball Clubbing of Fingers, Occasionally Cecum Appendicitis, Mesenteric Adenitis

Part of Body Affected

Disease Name

Colon

Regional Enteritis; Ulcerative Colitis

Endocrine Thyroid

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Primary Myxoedema. Spontaneous Myxoedema. Hypothyroidism.

Thyroid

Hyperthyrodisim. Also Basedow's Disease, Graves' Disease, Plummer's Disease, Thyrotoxicosis, Toxic Diffuse Goiter,

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

Enlarged, Protruding Eyeballs Excessive Secretion of Hormones Heat Sensitivity Hypertension Increased Metabolic Rate Lid Lag Nervousness Overactive, Enlarged Heart With High Blood Pressure Palpitation Reddish Nodules on Anterior of Legs Restless Overactivity Tremor Stare Weakness Weight Loss (Usually With Increased Appetite) Older Persons: Apathetic Form Diarrhea General Ill Health Heart Failure Malnutrition Muscle Atrophy The Function of All Target Glands Will Decrease When All Hormones are Deficient. Intolerance to Stress and Infection In Female Abnormal Menses Decreased Secondary Sexual Characteristics Infertility In Male Decreased Secondary Sexual Charadcteristics Decreased Sperm and Infertility Testicular Atrophy Abnormal Growth of Collagen Tissue Hypoglycemia Panhypopituitarism Adrenals Gonads Ovaries

Toxic Nodular Goiter. Also see Hypothyrodisim.

All Endocrine Glands Deficiency in Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Corticotropin (ACTH) Deficiency of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Lutenizing Hormone (LH).

Testes

Deficiency of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Lutenizing Hormone (LH).

Pituitary Probably With Adrenals

Deficiency in Human Growth Hormone

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

(Cortisol) Hypothyroidism Deficiency of Hydrochloric Acid Gastric Ulcer Intermittant Constipation and Diarrhea Loss of Appetite Malabsorption and Malnourishment Nausea Poorly Localized Abdominal Pain Pernicious Anemia (B12 Deficiency) Sensation of Burning Tongue Various Nerve Sensations and Signs Weight Loss Difficulty in Swallowing Deficiency in B12 Webs Located in Upper Esophagus Inflammation of the Eyeball (Orbit) Protrusion of One or More Eyeballs (Orbits) Pulsations or Murmur of Orbit Observed Sinus Thrombosis Swelling of Orbital Tissues Blurred Vision Eye Pain and Pain Around the Eye Inflammation of the Iris and/or Ciliary Body Sensitivity to Light Tears Transient Myopia Inflammation of Bursa Limitation of Motion Muscle Atrophy and Muscle Weakness Pain Swelling and Redness Tenderness Bleeding Between Periods Fascial Planes Thyroid Esophagus and Stomach (Atrophic Mucosa) Deficiency in Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. Atropic Gastritis

Esophagus

Esophageal Webs.

Eyes

Exphthalmos.

Uveitis. Anterior Uveitis; Cyclitis; Iridocyclitis; Iritis.

Bursitis

Female Genitals

Uterine Fibroids.

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

Feeling of Fullness, or Pressure Fibrous Tumors Near Uterus Surface or Near the Inner Lining Frequent Urination Heavy Menstrual Periods Increased Menstrual Cramps Lower Abdominal Pain Abnormal or Slight Bleeding After First Missed Menstrual Period: Cramping and Spotting Cervix is Tender to Motion Cul-de-sac May Bulge Gradual Hemorrhage Causes Pain and Pressure Rapid hemorrhage Causes Hypotension and Shock Sudden, Lower Abdominal After Six Weeks, Followed by Fainting, Usually Indicates Rupture of the Tube With I ntra-abdominal Hemorrhage. Tender Mass Can Be Felt in One Fornix Sudden Onset of Pain on One Side of Abdomen Lasting a Few Hours, and Occurring Halfway Between Monthly Periods Abdominal Discomfort Bleeding Adhesions Cellular Clumping of Mucosal Folds Inflammation of Lining of the Uterus Inflammation of Lining of tbe Ovarian Duct Low Grade Fever Malaise Peritonitis Profuse, Purulent Discharge Purulent Urethral Discharge Touching of Cervix or Related Parts Very Painful Corpus Luteum Cyst Ectopic Pregnancy

Follicular Cyst

Ovarian Cancer Salpingitis

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual)

Tubal Occlusion and Infection Urinary Difficulty, With Pain Urinary Frequency Adult Emotional Disturbances Exaggerated Phobic or Obsessional Possible Problem in Sexual Adaptation, Including Dysfunction of Arousal and Orgasim or Sexual Deviation Response to Light or Moderate Stress History of Poor Adaptation to Stress Child Difficulty Relating to Other Children or Authoritative Figures Extreme Shyness Minor Phobias Nightmares Speech Difficulties Temper Tantrums Dementia Praecox Catatonia Disorientation Hebephrenia Loss of Contact With Reality Paranoia Splitting of Personality Manic-Depressive Emotional Instability Striking Mood Swings With Tendency to Recurrence Blood and Plasma Leakage Bouts of Abdominal Pain Fever Pain From Leakage Into Joints Malaise Skin Lesions of Varying Appearance, Often Redness Hemopoetic Functional Central Neurotic Illness Nervous System (CNS)

Part of Body Affected

Disease Name

Psychotic Illness. Psychotic Senility.

Allergic Purpura. Henoch-Schonlein Purpura; Anaphylactoid Purpura.

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

Fatigue Decreased Efficiency Difficulty of Concentration Drowsiness Forgetfulness Headache Increase in Red Blood Cell Mass Intense Itching After a Bath Retinal Veins May be Dark Red, Full and Tortuous Spleen Perceptible by Touch Vertigo Anemia Fever Hair Loss Headaches High Blood Pressure Inflammation of Lung Lining Inflammation of Membrane Surrounding Heart Joint Pain Kidney Problems May Begin Gradually, With Episodes of Fever May Begin Abruptly, With Fever Over Time, Muscular Contractions Can Affect Joints Sensitivity to Light Skin Lesions, Including Characteristic "Butterfly" Redness of Skin Over Cheeks and Bridge of Nose Skin Lesions May Form on Other Parts of Body Swelling of Hands Symptoms Vary According to Organs Affected Tissue Swelling Ulcers in Mucous Membranes of Mouth and Nose Abdominal Distention and Muscle Wasting Depression Indigestion Intolerance to Gluten, Usually From Cereals Intestine

Polycythemia.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Celiac Disease

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

May Have Attacks of Vomiting May Have Iron Deficiency Stools Usually Soft, Pale, Malodorous

Anemia, Mild Spine Eye Inflammation (Iritis), May Occur Fatigue Heart Abnormalities or Aortic Insufficiency May Occur Inflammation and Gradual Abnormal Immobility and Consolidation of (Primarily) Spinal Joints Low Back Ache (Sacroiliac, Lumbar Regions) Mid-back Pain Morning Stiffness Muscle Stiffness Neck Pain Pain Distributed Along Sciatic Nerves Peripheral Joint Pain: Hips, Knees, Shoulders Progressively Worse With Time Other Joints Can Be Affected With Time Soft Tissues Surrounding Joint Calcified Weight Loss Degenerative Changes or Rupture of the Fibrous Ring of the Inveterbral Disc Lower Back and Neck Usually Affected Lower Back Will Have Pain When Legs Straightened and Raised Numbness in Sensory Impressions Muscles From Impaired Nerve Become Weak and Falcid and May Show Spontaneous Motor Nerve Firing Pain May Begin Suddenly or Insidiously Pain Worse on Movement Partial Parlysis May Occur to Lower Limbs and Loss of Control of Urine Destruction and Deformities of Joints Low-grade Fever

Ankylosing Spondylitis. Also see Ulcerative Colitis.

Herniated Nucleus Pulposus

Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

Malaise Painful Joints Night Sweats Nonspecific Usually Symmetric Inflammation of Tissues Surrounding the Joints Subcutaneous Nodules at Joints Swelling of Joints Tenderness of Joints Cysts May Form Discomfort Usually Mild and Intermittant, But May Persist if Joint Locks or Swelling and Leakage Are Prominent Knee Most Commonly Affected, Then Hip, Ankle, Wrist and Elbow Joint Erosion Can Occur Pain and Swelling With Joint Motion Inflammatory Joints From Tumorous, Hard, Small Particles Bladder Irritation From Infected Urine Results in Frequency and Urgency of Urination Chills Enlarged Kidney May be Felt Fever Flank Pain and Tenderness Nausea Onset Rapid Vomiting Affected Kidney May Stop Functioning` Temporarily Abdominal Distention Discharge of Bloody Urea Excruciating Intermittent Pain Originating at Flank or In Kidney Area Frequency of Urination Nausea Pain Radiating Across Abdomen, Region of Genitalia, or Inner Thigh Vomiting Kidneys Villous Pigmented Synovitis

Pyelonephritis

Urinary Calculi

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

Flatulence Liver Edge is Tender Nausea Pain Epigastric and Radiating Pain to the Back is Frequent Often Occurs at Night or Early Morning Reaches a Plateau and Remains Constant Localized to Right Upper Quadrant of Abdomen Upper Quandrant Musculature Often Rigid and Tender Slight Temperature Vomiting Fever With Chills Colicky Intermittent Pain Jaundice Upper Right Abdominal Pain Acne Fatigue Fluid Retention Jaundice, Sometimes Liver Biopsy Essential for Diagnosis Liver Enlargement Loss of Appetite Malaise Persisted for at Least 6 Months Pigmented Skin Patches Systemic "Immune" Manifestations Abnormal or Absent Menses Arthralgia Loss of Hemoglobin Kidney Inflmmation Pulmonary Fibrosis Ulcerative Colitis

Liver

Acute Cholecystitis

Cholangitis

Chronic Hepatitis

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

Dull Right Upper Quadrant Discomfort, Also May Be Aggravated by Alcohol Or Certain Positions Enlargement of Liver Pain With Percussion Over Lower Rib Cage Patient is : Obviously Seriously Ill Toxic Wasted Jaundice May Occur Later Varied Other Symptoms Depending Upon the Exact Nature of Infection, and Sites Affected Abdominal Pain Anemia Blood and Mucus in Stools Cramps, With No Rest at Night Chronic Diarrhea and Intestinal Inflammation Defecation Urgency Feces May be Hard and Dry, With 10 to 20 Bowel Movements Per Day Feces May be Watery and Contain Pus, Blood and Mucus High Fever Increase in Abdominal Mass Loss of Appetite Malaise Mild Lower Abdominal Cramps Simulates Acute Appendicitis Ulceration in Patches Weight Loss Abnormal Respiratory Sounds Fever and Chills Labored Breathing Loss of Appetite Vomiting Abnormal Respiratory Sounds Allergy Reaction to various Materials and Organisms May Have Fatigue, Productive Cough, and Lower Small Gut

Nonviral Inflammatory Conditions of the Liver

Regional Enteritis, Crohn's Disease

Lungs

Alveolitis

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

Weight Loss From Loss of Appetite Enlarged Adenoidal Tissue Hyponasal Voice Possible Mouth Breathing Possible Obstruction of Eustacian Tubes May Occur Resulting in Recurrent, Acute, Chronic or Secretory Ear Problem Primarily in Children Pus Forming or Running in Nostril Possible Fever (May Vary from High to Low, Intermittently) Diminution of Bone Density May Occur Immediate Pain From Drinking Alcohol Intense Itching Lymph Node Enlargement Night Sweats Other Complications Depending on Organs Affected, and Nature of Co-factors. Weight Loss Anemia May Develop Gastric Involvement May Simulate Gastrointestinal Carcinoma Lymph Swelling May Affect Other Organs Malabsorption May Occur Rubbery Lymph Nodes, Discrete and Later Become Matted Tonsils Usually Affected Decrease in Blood Platelets Deficiency in Leukocytes Diminution of Hemoglobin Enlargement of Spleen Other Symptoms Depending Upon Underlying Disease Acutely Ill Confused, Irrational, Excited Fever Meninges Lymphatics Adenoid Hyperplasia

Lymphoma; Hodgkin's Disease

Lymphoma; Non-Hodgkin's Disease

Spleenomegaly

Acute Meningitis or Meningeal Irritation

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

Malaise Precedes Sore Throat or Respiratory Infection Recent, Severe, Generalized Headache Which is Constant and Radiates Down Neck Stiff Neck Vomiting When in Sitting Posture or When Lying With Thigh Flexed Upon Abdomen, Leg Cannot Be Completely Extended Cranial Nerve Palsies Delirium or Confusion Dull to Severe Headaches Which Are Generalized Over the Crown History of Symphilis or Tuberculosis. Changes in Appearance of Iris Frontal or Supraorbital Headaches Increased Intraocular Tension and Errors of Refraction Moderate or Severe Pain Pain Frequently Worse After Use of Eyes and Pain in Eyes Aphasia Convulsions Localized, Generalized or Intermittent Headaches Mental Changes Mild to Severe Headaches Paralysis Slow Progressive Weakness Developing on One Side Visual Field Changes Vomiting Mild, Burning Headache Constant to Intermittant Headache Which is Localized to Generalized History of Increasing Skull Size Pain in Back and Limbs From Invasive Organisms From Syphilis, Tuberculosis, and Cryptococcosis and Others.

Iritis

Meingomas

Osteitis Deformans; Paget's Disease

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

Pain Radiating Down Neck Tender Skull With Evidence of Compression of Brain and Cranial Nerves May Be Associated With Various Diseases Syptoms Are Non-Specific Depending Upon Organ Or System Affected Deficiency in Intrinsic Factor Gradually Increasing Size of Red Corpuscles Lowered Color Index of Blood Many Other Signs and Symptoms Usually Deficient Supply of Hydrochloric Acid Various Gastrointestinal Problems Abdominal Pain Abnormal Hormone Response Allergic Reactions Bloating and Gas Bronchial Infections and Pneumonia Cardiovascular System Problems: Palpitations, Rapid Pulse Rate, Pounding Heart Central Nervous System Problems: Headaches, Poor Brain Function, Poor Short-Term Memory, Fuzzy Thinking Damage to Red and White Blood Cells Depression Enzyme Destruction Fatigue Gastrointestinal Problems: Bloating and Gas, Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain, Gastritis, Gastric Ulcers, Constipation Genitorurinary System Problems: Vaginitis (Recurring) Frequent Urination, Lack of Bladder Control, Itchy Rashesm Urinary Infections (Recurring) May Mimic Many Other Diseases Including Rheumatoid Arthritis Musculoskeletal System Problems: Muscle Weakness, Leg Pains, Muscle Stiffness, Slow Coordination Multiple Organs Or Systems Amyloidosis

Anemia, Pernicious

Candidiasis

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual)

Rectal Itching Respiratory Problems: Sore Throat, Sore Mouth Sinus Infections, Bronchial Infections and Pneumonia Severe Pre-Menstrual Symptoms (PMS) Weight Gain A Spectrum of Disorders Varying From Acute Hepatitis to Cirrohosis Can Affect Nearly Any System, With Varying Signs and Symptoms Enlargement of Spleen Nonspecific Malaise, Loss of Appetite and Fatigue Jaundice Symptoms Varying Depending Upon Location of Obstruction of Ducts, or Parasitic Infection Every Organ and System In Body Can Be Affected, Thus Mimicking Many Diseases, Including Rheumatoid Disease If the Brain is Affected, Then There Can Be Changes In Circulation Changes In Perception Fatigue Hallucination Headaches Incoordination Inability to Concentrate Localized Swelling and Increased Pressure In Skull Loss of Consciousness and Convulsions May Occur Memory Lapse Uncontrollable Sleepiness Common At Ages 1-3 Can Occur Any Time But Uncommon Before Six Months of Age Chronic Hepatitis

Part of Body Affected

Disease Name

Cysts

Food Allergies and Chemical Sensitivities

Juvenile Arthritis; Still's Disease

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

Enlargement of Spleen and Lymph Glands Often Present Eye Inflammation Fever Interferes With Growth Rash Rheumatoid Factor in 75 to 80% of Patients Tends to Affect Large Joints Fever Inflammatory and Degenerative Changes in Skin Possible Inflammatory and Degenerative Changes in Muscles Muscle Atrophy Painful Muscles Possible Skin Rash Symptoms Vary Greatly From Person to Person Destruction and Deformity of Joints Heated Joints Lethargy and Depression May Affect Every Body Tissue, Presenting With Many Different Symptoms With Differing Names Increasing Number of Painful Joints Joint Tenderness Swelling of Joints Multisystem Condition of Skin and Mucous Membranes Symptoms May Be Absent, Slight or Great Depending on Site Involved Symptom Vary Greatly According to Organ or System Involved May Be Mild or Cause Early Death Vascular Abnormalities in the Skin, Joint Structures and Internal Organs Symptom Vary Greatly According to Organ or Polymyositis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sarcoidosis

Scleroderma

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

System Involved Dryness of All Mucous Membranes From Deficient Secretion of Glands Characteristic Butterfly Redness of Cheek Skin Fever and General Discomfort Frequent Hair Loss Frequent Renal Involvement Joint Pain Quite Possible May Become Fatal Other Parts of Body May Be Affected Skin Lesions May Occur Tissue Changes Into a Dry, Amorphous Mass Resembling Cheese Begins With Local Tumor or Neoplasm Inflammation of Upper and Lower Respiratory Mucosa Which Progresses Into Generalized Dead and Tumorous Vasculor Cells Can Occur At Any Age Coughing, or Spitting of Blood Fever and Malaise Inflammation of the Lining of Lung Possible Inflammatory Skin Lesions and Pulmonary Lesions, Vasculitis and Kidney Symptoms Appear in a Few Weeks From First Symptoms Loss of Appetite May Progress to Kidney Impairment Men Affected Twice as Often as Women Migratory Joint Aches Resembles an Infectious Process Running Ear Possible Severe Discharge of Thin Nasal Mucus, Inflammation of Sinuses, Nasal Ulcerations With Secondary Bacterial Infection Weight Loss Abdominal Pain Chest Pain Sjogren's Syndrome; Mikulicz's Disease Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Wegener's Granulomatosis

Whipple's Disease

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

Coughing Deficiency in Blood Diarrhea Increased Skin Pigmentation Joint Symptoms Uncommon Illness, Mostly With Males Ages 30 to 60 Severe Intestinal Malabsorption Symptom Vary Greatly According to Organ or System Involved Weight Loss Any Fibromuscular Tissue May be Involved, Muscles But Most Frequent Are Low Back, Neck, Shoulders, Thorax and Thighs Inflammation of Fibrous Connective Tissue Components of Muscles, Joints, Tendons Ligaments, and Other "White" Connective Tissues. Intermittent Spasm of Neck Muscles Causes Rotation and Tilting of Head May Appear Spontaneously Within a Few Days or Weeks, or May Become Chronic May Exist with Other Connective Tissue Diseases May Recur at Frequent Intervals Onset of Pain is Often Sudden and Aggravated by Movement Pains Can be Brought on by Trauma, Exposure to Dampness and Cold and Rheumatic Tenderness Often Localized Problems Pain In Nerve or Radiating Along a Nerve to a Joint Can Develop Into Complete Paralysis in Hours Cannot Close Eyes in Severe Cases Involved Side Flat and Expresionless May Affect Salivation, Taste and Tears Nerves Fibrositis; Fibromyositis; Myositis; Fibromyalgia

Arthralgia Bell's Palsy

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

May Result in Abnormally Acute Sense of Hearing or Sensitiveness to Sound Pain Behind Ear May Precede Facial Weakness Sudden Onset of Facial Paralysis Can Be Chronic Muscular Atrophy, as Well As Other Permanent Damage Weakness in Thumb Opposition Wrist Pain, (Joint) With Abnormal Burning or Prickling Sensation Radiating From Palm of Hand Abnormal or Missing Sensation in Extremeties, Trunk, or One Side of Face Difficulty in Bladder Control Mild Emotional Disturbances Minor Gait Disturbances Numerous Other Symptoms Depending Upon Location of Nerve Problems Seeing Double Slight Stiffness or Unusual Fatigability of Limb Vertigo Visual Disturbances, Such as Partial Blindess and Pain in One Eye Weakness or Clumsiness of Leg or Hand May Involve Muscular Weakness in Hands, Face and Legs May Involve Chewing, Swallowing and Talking, and Can Affect Sensory Signals Symptoms Vary According to Portion of the Nervous System Affected Facial Expression Becomes Fixed, When Fullblown. Smooth Muscles Almost Immobile Fascial Skin Often Greasy Eyes Unblinking Mouth Slightly Open, Often Drooling at Corners Muscular Rigidity and Tremor Occurs in Middle-Aged and Elderly Progresses Slowly Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Atrophies

Parkinsonism

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual)

Slowness and Poverty of Purposeful Movement Sluggishness of Mental Responses Bouts May be Brief, but Successive Bouts May Incapacitate Pain is Intense Pain Often Set Off By Touching a Trigger Point When Chewing or Brushing Teeth Nasal Discharge and Obstruction Swelling of Nasal Mucous Membrane Depending Upon Source or Cause, Any One or Combination of: Diminished Hearing Feeling of Fullness or Pressure in Ear Constant or Intermittent Mild Excruciating Pain Tinnitus Vertigo Allergy or Infection Enlarged Adenoid Obstructed Eustachian Tubes Possible Breathing by Mouth Possible Hyponasal Voice Possible Pus Forming or Running in Nostril Possible Running Ear Abnormalities May Result in Death, Ovum Dysfunctioning or Observable Defects Before, During or After Birth Blood Pressure May Be Reduced Can Be Massive Gastrointestinal Bleeding Cardiovascular Shock May Occur Clammy Skin Discoloration of Skin at Flanks and Umbilicus Fever of 38 to 39 C (100 to 100F) and Chills Pancreas Nose and Throat Trigeminal Neuralgia

Part of Body Affected

Disease Name

Rhinitis Eustachian Salpingitis

Adenoid Hyperplasia, or See Any Condition Related To Lymphatics for Tonsil Enlargement.

Fetal Deformities; Abortions

Pancreatitis

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

Hypocalcemia May Occur Movement and Respiration May Aggravate Pain Nausea and Vomiting Pain Begins, Usually, in Upper Quadrant, Radiating to the Back, Steadily Increasing, to Reach a Maximum in A Few Minutes or Hours, Then Steadies Pulse Rate May Rise Severe Abdominal Pain Accelerating Atherosclerosis and Nerve Disease High Blood Glucose Level in Blood and Urine Insulin Shock That May Result in Coma Thickened Capillaries Ketosis (Ketoacidotic) Blood Pressure Low, Pulse Weak and Rapid Breath Will Have Acetone Odor Dry Mouth Eyeballs Soft Frequent Abdominal Pain Hunger Absent Insufficient Insulin May Be Infection and Fever May Be Preceded by Surgery or Illness Physical Exam Presents With Extreme Illness Respiration Exaggerated, Air Hungry Onset is Gradual by Days Skin Dry and Flushed Thirst Intense Vomiting Insulin Shock Blood Pressure Full and Bounding Eyeballs Normal Fever Illness May be Absent May Have Drooling Mouth No Abdominal Pain Occasional Hunger Onset More Gradual Maturity Diabetes; Noninsulin Dependent Diabetes; Diabetes Mellitus

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

Respiration Normal or Shallow Thirst Absent Moist, Pale Skin Physicial Exam Presents Weak Appearance Vomiting Rare Dryness of Mucous Membranes in Throat Salivary & Tear Glands Salivary Glands, Upper Respiratory Tract Sweat Glands, and Stomach Glands Often Accompanies other Rheumatoid Diseases Partial or Complete Loss of Hair Tumor Occurring in Covering of Skin and Mucous Membranes Arthralgias Are Common Discolored Spots or Stains and Plaques in Skin Exposure to Sunlight Often Precedes Appearance of Lesions Hair Follicle Plugging Initially Lesions are Round and Scaling 5 to 10 Milimeters in Diameter Lesions Appear Most Frequently on Cheek, Nose, Scalp and External Auditory Canal and Earlobes Lesions May Persist or Recur for Years Lesions May Be Generalized Over Upper Portion of Trunk and Extremities More Common in Females Mucous Membrane Involvement Unusual May Result in Permanent Loss of Hair Reduction in Leukocytes is Frequent Scaly Skin Symptoms Similar to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus With Some Systemic Manifestations With Some Associated With Other Diseases; Rash or Redness of Skin With and Without Nodules Congested Capillaries Skin Sjogren's Syndrome; SICCA Syndrome

Alopecia Carcinoma Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

Erythemas; see Erythemas Nodosa; Sarcoidosis; Ulcerative Colitis

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Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

Hair Growth is Not Altered Lesions Heal Without Scarring May Be Precipitated by Trauma, Severe Sunburn, Irritation, Topical Medications and Other Conditions Nails, Eyebrows and Other Body Parts May Be Affected; Nails May Resemble Fungus Infection Often Involves Scalp, Back and Buttocks Onset is Gradual With Chronic Remissions and Reoccurrences Which Vary in Frequency and Duration Scaly Red Patches on Skin Over Muscles That Perform Extension Various Shapes and Conditions May Have Bouts of Abdominal Pain Blood Plasma Leaks Into the Skin and Mucous Membranes Fever and Malaise Often Present Leakage Into Joints or Viscera With Joint Pain Often Follows Infection Redness of Skin With Rash or Hives Skin Lesions Vasculitis Affecting Skin, Joints, Gastrointestinal Tract, and Renal Systems Attacks May Last From a Few Days to Weeks With Multiple Recurrences Degeneration of Tissue Surrounding Joint Inflammation of the Bursa May Result From Infection or From Arthritis, Gout, or Rheumatoid Disease Swelling and Redness of Joint Joint Pain, Tenderness and Limitation of Motion Calcium Deposition May Have Lodged in Tendon Sheath Extreme or Repeated Trauma or Strain, or Tendons

Psoriasis; Psoriatic Arthritis

Urticaria; Allergic Purpura

Bursitis

Tendinitis; Tenosynovitis; Ganglion

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Medical data is for informational purposes only. You should always consult your family physician, or one of our referral physicians prior to treatment.

Rheumatoid Disease: Classified by Symptom

Presenting Symptoms (Usual) Part of Body Affected Disease Name

Excessive Exercise Irritation and Inflammation Within the Tendon Sheath of Most Used Tendons May Have Light to Disabling Pain on Movement May Have a Cystic Tumor (Ganglion) on Tendon Tenderness May Be Present Abdominal Distention Depression Intolerance to Cereals May Have Attacks of Vomiting May Have Iron Deficiency Muscle Wasting Stools Soft, Pale and Malodorous Esophageal Webs Difficulty In Swallowing Solids May Develop Iron Deficiency With or Without Anemia Webs Disappear With Treatment of Anemia Esophageal Webs Upper Gut Celiac Disease

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