Other Viral Arthritides

  • Luis E. Vega
  • Luis R. Espinoza


Rheumatic manifestations may follow a variety of viral infections. These viral infections may induce septic and reactive arthritis, and may be associated with chronic inflammatory joint diseases. New molecular techniques allow us to identify and isolate these viruses. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or short courses of glucocorticoids have been used and reported to be of benefit. Some viruses are associated with the development of autoimmune inflammatory joint diseases, that is, systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren’s syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis.


Viral arthritides Rubella arthritis Epstein–Barr arthritis Adenovirus-induced arthritis Varicella-zoster arthritis Mumps arthritis Herpes simplex arthritis CMV arthritis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis E. Vega
    • 1
  • Luis R. Espinoza
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineHospital Central de la Fuerza AéreaLimaPeru
  2. 2.LSU Health Sciences at New Orleans, Louisiana State UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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