Are all disorders with intermittent arthritis encompassed by the periodic arthritis syndromes

Are all disorders with intermittent arthritis encompassed by the periodic arthritis syndromes?

No. Many other disorders may include intermittent joint swelling and other characteristics of the periodic syndromes. Among these are mechanical and inflammatory disorders. Thus, a broad differential should be kept in mind in patients with intermittent arthritis.

Periodic syndromesSpondyloarthropathies
• Intermittent hydrarthrosis• Reactive arthritis
• Palindromic rheumatism• Enteropathic arthritis
• Eosinophilic synovitisSarcoidosis
• Familial autoinflammatory syndromesInfections
Crystalline arthropathies• Lyme disease
• Gout• Whipple’s disease
• Calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate (pseudogout)Mechanical
• Hydroxyapatite• Loose bodies
RS3PE• Meniscal tear
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