polyarthritis and polyarthropathy are basically the same thing. itis means 'sickness or inflammation of' and pathy means basically the same, arthro means 'joint', and poly means 'many', hence sickness or inflamation of many joints of an inflammatory nature .There are a number of inflammatory polyarthropathies such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus and others which can be found on the web by looking up inflammatory polyarthritis. The Canadian Medical Association Journal has an excellent article on the diagnosis and management of inflammatory polyarthritis.
My first DX is Undifferentiated autoimmune inflammatory Arthritis. A Lab Rx was sent to my postal mail yesterday with DX of Inflammatory polyarthropathy (= polyarthritis). **Think I'm @ the same ole place of undetermined autoimmune arthritis .. but taking risky MTX. Gotta have Peace, hope, faith, love, joy...
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