Joint pain and fever

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DDx

  • Influenza or flu-like syndrome
  • Joint infection, eg, Staphylococcus aureus septic arthritis, gonococcal arthritis, endocarditis, hepatitis B or hepatitis C, parvovirus B19, Lyme disease, rubella or post-rubella vaccination
  • Connective tissue disease, eg, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, Sjögren’s syndrome, adult Still’s disease
  • Seronegative spondyloarthropathy, eg, reactive arthritis (Reiter’s syndrome), psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gout
  • Paraneoplastic syndrome

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Last updated: January 9, 2015