هل يمكن لعدوى الفيروس الصغير أن تسبب آلام المفاصل الشبيهة بالتهاب المفاصل الروماتويدي؟

إجابة من أبريل شانغ ميلر، (دكتور في الطب)

نعم. قد ينجم ألم المفاصل عن عدوى فيروسية. الفيروس الصغير ب 19 هو فيروس يسبب العديد من الأمراض، بما في ذلك المرض الخامس؛ وهو مرض شائع في الطفولة يُعرَف بما يسببه من طفح جلدي أحمر على الوجه. لدى البالغين، يُعَد العرض الأكثر ظهورًا لعدوى الفيروس الصغير هو ألم المفاصل، ويكون عادة في اليدين والرسغين والركبتين والكاحلين.

وينبغي الوضع في الاعتبار أن الفيروس الصغير ب 19 يمكن أن يكون سببًا محتملًا لآلام المفاصل لدى البالغين الذين يلاحظون في الآونة الأخيرة وجود ألم وتورم في مفاصل متعددة، وخاصة إذا بدأت الأعراض بعد التعرض لطفل مصاب بالمرض الخامس.

قد تستمر آلام المفاصل الناجمة عن العدوى بالفيروس الصغير من أسابيع إلى أشهر. ومع ذلك، فإن الألم يزول عادة دون أن يسبب أية مشاكل على المدى الطويل.

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