AskDefine | Define arthropathy

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  1. Any of several diseases of a joint

Extensive Definition

An arthropathy is a disease of a joint. Although the terms "arthropathy" and arthritis have very similar meanings, the former is traditionally used to describe the following conditions:
  • Enteropathic arthropathy (M07) is caused by colitis and related conditions.
  • Diabetic arthropathy (M14.2, E10-E14) is caused by diabetes.
  • Neuropathic arthropathy (M14.6) is associated with a loss of sensation.
arthropathy in Italian: Artropatia
arthropathy in Portuguese: Artropatia
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