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Osteoarthritis, Gout, and Infectious Arthritis 

Osteoarthritis, Gout, and Infectious Arthritis
Osteoarthritis, Gout, and Infectious Arthritis

Clement J. Michet

and Floranne C. Ernste

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date: 27 September 2020

Cervicothoracic complaints can be classified into 3 categories on the basis of etiology: mechanical, neurogenic, and pain secondary to other systemic processes. Mechanical neck complaints are often secondary to trauma, overuse injury, malposture, and osteoarthritis. Neurogenic neck complaints are experienced acutely after trauma or gradually as a result of progressive osteoarthritis with subsequent nerve root impingement. Neck pain secondary to systemic disease often is associated with systemic symptoms such as fever, chills, weight loss, rash, polyarthralgia, or polymyalgia.

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