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Unspecified inflammatory polyarthropathy
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Unspecified inflammatory polyarthropathy

I am a 28 year old female with fibromyalgia, OA, degenerative disc disease, SI joint dysfunction, osteopenia. I saw my rheumy on Monday and was sent for lab work and she is reviewing a non contrast MRI due to white matter lesions. On my lab work paperwork I noticed the dx of  Unspecified inflammatory polyarthropathy. I have looked to try to find out what this is but all I can find is the dx code. Could you please explain this?
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I can tell you that in a study that we did of degenerative disc disease with two Ortho surgeons.  We found that most patients either had Chlamydia pneumoniae or Mycoplasma species infections that caused severe disc inflammation and pain.  As a part of the treatment patients were given long-term doxycycline po with or without surgery or surgery alone.  In all cases the antibiotic groups did better overall. So, you should look into whether you have a chronic, intracellular bacterial infection.  ProfGN
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