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WikiDoc Resources for Oligoarthritis


Most recent articles on Oligoarthritis

Most cited articles on Oligoarthritis

Review articles on Oligoarthritis

Articles on Oligoarthritis in N Eng J Med, Lancet, BMJ


Powerpoint slides on Oligoarthritis

Images of Oligoarthritis

Photos of Oligoarthritis

Podcasts & MP3s on Oligoarthritis

Videos on Oligoarthritis

Evidence Based Medicine

Cochrane Collaboration on Oligoarthritis

Bandolier on Oligoarthritis

TRIP on Oligoarthritis

Clinical Trials

Ongoing Trials on Oligoarthritis at Clinical Trials.gov

Trial results on Oligoarthritis

Clinical Trials on Oligoarthritis at Google

Guidelines / Policies / Govt

US National Guidelines Clearinghouse on Oligoarthritis

NICE Guidance on Oligoarthritis


FDA on Oligoarthritis

CDC on Oligoarthritis


Books on Oligoarthritis


Oligoarthritis in the news

Be alerted to news on Oligoarthritis

News trends on Oligoarthritis


Blogs on Oligoarthritis


Definitions of Oligoarthritis

Patient Resources / Community

Patient resources on Oligoarthritis

Discussion groups on Oligoarthritis

Patient Handouts on Oligoarthritis

Directions to Hospitals Treating Oligoarthritis

Risk calculators and risk factors for Oligoarthritis

Healthcare Provider Resources

Symptoms of Oligoarthritis

Causes & Risk Factors for Oligoarthritis

Diagnostic studies for Oligoarthritis

Treatment of Oligoarthritis

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

CME Programs on Oligoarthritis


Oligoarthritis en Espanol

Oligoarthritis en Francais


Oligoarthritis in the Marketplace

Patents on Oligoarthritis

Experimental / Informatics

List of terms related to Oligoarthritis

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


Oligoarthritis is a type of arthritis defined by inflammation of two to four joints. It is also a name for a common form of juvenile idiopathic arthritis called pauciarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Olig is Latin for "few," differentiating it from polyarthritis, which affects five or more joints, and monoarthritis, which typically only affects one.


Common Causes

Septic Arthritis

Septic arthritis is due to a bacterial infection to the joint. It requires urgent joint washout in the operating room followed by intravenous antibiotic therapy for large joints. Small joints or children can be treated with repeated aspirations and intravenous antibiotics.


In gout, the acute inflammatory arthritis is caused by excess uric acid caused by either overproduction or under-excretion. Before the age of menopause, women have a lower incidence than males, but the rates are equal above this age. Gout can cause mono- or polyarthritis, but usually results in monoarthritis first.


When monoarthritis is caused by pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, CPPD), the inflammation usually lasts days to weeks, and involves the knees in half of all attacks. Like gout, attacks can occur.