May 26, 2008

Different Tests & Methods For Diagnosis of Infectious Arthritis

Posted in Category : Bone, Joint & Muscles Disorders

Septic arthritis is a type of infection that affects the joint. Generally, bacteria, mycobacterium, viruses, and fungus are the main reasons behind septic arthritis. Septic arthritis is also called as infectious arthritis spread through blood stream and penetrates other joints in our body. Diagnosis for septic arthritis (infectious arthritis) is available and can help you eradicate septic arthritis infection from your body joints.

Diagnosis of infectious arthritis disorder is of utmost importance. Its significance exhibits when people got misconceptions and completely mess up things. People often neglect appropriate diagnosis of infectious arthritis as they think of it as unnecessary investment of money and time in lab tests and physical examination. People just start home treatments or any known medication and try to circumvent the realities and facts about the infectious arthritis disorder.

In case of severe infection due to septic arthritis, medical experts go for MRI screening tests and look out for severity of infection. With MRI screen tests, you get the detailed insight of infected area and you get the idea of other diagnosis techniques that can be applied to diagnose the exact arthritis condition. The aspiration technique is some times very useful in diagnosis of infectious arthritis disorder. In this washout technique, you can accurately suggest the infection and its reason. With aspiration technique, we can detect the suspected crystal deposits in bone joints. Then Aspiration diagnosis of infectious arthritis can solve the problem of unjustified arthritis with synovial effusion. By using aspiration technique for diagnosis of infectious arthritis, experts can evaluate therapeutic reply in infectious or septic arthritis. There are certain complications involved in case of aspiration of joints. Due to improper needle insertion, there is possible chance of injury to joints, tendon, blood vessel, nerve rupture. However, with experts hand there is no possibility of such mistakes and one can get the best of results.

Then apart from this, there are other different diagnostic tests and methods available for infectious arthritis. Various lab tests includes Rheumatoid factor test, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test, C-reactive protein test, Anti-cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody Test (anti-CCP), test for Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and complete blood count test. With these tests, you can conclude the diagnosis of arthritis disorder. Then other diagnosis procedures involves Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA) protein are tested. The uric acid levels are tested in blood stream. Concentration of uric acid crystals is calculated and it can lead to possible gout arthritis. Then in other cases, joint syvonial fluid is extracted from body joints and different tests are performed to check the condition of joints and related areas.