Inflammation is the body’s normal response to illness and infection. But sometimes inflammation can be misdirected. Inflammatory disorders develop when the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues, which results in chronic inflammation.
What conditions are associated with chronic inflammation?
Chronic inflammation is involved in the disease process of many conditions, including:
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What are symptoms of inflammatory disorders?
Symptoms of inflammation may include:
- Flu-like symptoms (headache, chills, muscle stiffness)
- Joint pain
- Joint stiffness
- Loss of function and movement in the affected area
- Redness in affected area
How are inflammatory disorders diagnosed?
Along with a physical examination and discussion about the patient’s medical history, the provider will look for inflammation in the joints, joint stiffness, and loss of function in the joints. Additionally, blood tests and X-rays may be requested for review.
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How does ARJ treat inflammatory disorders?
For people with chronic inflammation, it’s important to contact a primary care physician for further information, diagnosis, and treatment plans.
Our pharmacists and specialty-trained infusion nurses provide customized care to treat inflammatory disorders. Early treatment makes a difference—and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy is available for patients in the home.
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