Viral Arthritis Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 12, 2019
  • Author: Rabea Ahmed Khouqeer, MD, FRCPC, FAAAAI; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is viral arthritis?

What is the pathophysiology of viral arthritis?

What are the most common causes of viral arthritis?

How does parvovirus B19 cause viral arthritis?

How do hepatitis viruses cause viral arthritis?

How does rubella virus cause viral arthritis?

Which alphaviruses cause viral arthritis?

Which retroviruses cause viral arthritis?

Which viruses are less common causes of viral arthritis?

What is the US prevalence of viral arthritis?

What is the global prevalence of viral arthritis?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of viral arthritis?

What is the prognosis of viral arthritis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of viral arthritis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of viral arthritis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of parvovirus B19-caused viral arthritis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of HBV-caused viral arthritis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of HCV-caused viral arthritis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of rubella-caused viral arthritis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of alphavirus-caused viral arthritis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Viral Arthritis?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of parvovirus B19-caused viral arthritis?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of HAV-caused viral arthritis?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of HBV-caused viral arthritis?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of HCV-caused viral arthritis?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of rubella-caused viral arthritis?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of alphavirus-caused viral arthritis?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of HIV-caused viral arthritis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of viral arthritis?

What is the role of aspiration in the workup of viral arthritis?

Treatment

How is viral arthritis treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of viral arthritis?

Which dietary and activity modifications are used in the treatment of viral arthritis?

What are considerations in the treatment of viral arthritis in patient with RA?

When should specialists be consulted in the treatment of viral arthritis?

How is viral arthritis prevented?

How is parvovirus B19-caused viral arthritis treated?

How is HAV-caused viral arthritis treated?

How is HBV-caused viral arthritis treated?

How is HCV-caused viral arthritis treated?

How is rubella-caused viral arthritis treated?

How is alphavirus-caused viral arthritis treated?

How is HIV-caused viral arthritis treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with viral arthritis?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of viral arthritis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Viral Arthritis?

Which medications in the drug class Antiviral agents are used in the treatment of Viral Arthritis?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Viral Arthritis?

Which medications in the drug class 5-Aminosalicylic Acid Derivatives are used in the treatment of Viral Arthritis?

Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastic Agents are used in the treatment of Viral Arthritis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Viral Arthritis?

Which medications in the drug class Immunomodulators are used in the treatment of Viral Arthritis?

Which medications in the drug class Immunoglobulin agents are used in the treatment of Viral Arthritis?

Which medications in the drug class Antimalarial agents are used in the treatment of Viral Arthritis?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs are used in the treatment of Viral Arthritis?