Reiter syndrome

Common Name(s)

Reiter syndrome, Reactive arthritis

Reactive arthritis is a type of infectious arthritis that occurs as a ÒreactionÓ to an infection elsewhere in the body. This process may occur weeks or even months after the infection has resolved.  In addition to joint inflammation, reactive arthritis is associated with two other symptoms: redness and inflammation of the eyes (conjunctivitis) and inflammation of the urinary tract (urethritis). These symptoms may occur alone, together, or not at all. The symptoms of reactive arthritis usually last 3 to 12 months, although symptoms can return or develop into a long-term disease in a small percentage of people.  The exact cause of reactive arthritis is unknown. It may follow an infection with Salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella typhimurium, Yersinia enterocolitica, Campylobacter jejuni, Clostridium difficile, Shigella sonnei, Entamoeba histolytica, Cryptosporidium, or Chlamydia trachomatis. Certain genes may make you more prone to the syndrome.  For instance, the condition is observed more commonly in patients with human lymphocyte antigen B27 (HLA-B27) histocompatibility antigens.  The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms and treat any underlying infection. Antibiotics may be prescribed. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), pain relievers, and corticosteroids may be recommended for those with joint pain.  
 

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The terms "Reiter syndrome" returned 5 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Incomplete Reiter syndrome caused by BCG instillation : a case report].
 

Author(s): Daichi Nonomura, Kinzo Katayama, Keigo Madono, Akihito Kamoto, Naoki Mori, Kenichiro Sekii, Toshiaki Yoshioka

Journal: Hinyokika Kiyo. 2013 Apr;59(4):235-7.

 

A 91-year-old man was treated for upper urinary carcinoma in situ via intravesical bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG) therapy using a double-J catheter. After the fourth infusion, he experienced fever of >38°C, multiple arthralgia, and back pain. One week after cessation of intravesical ...

Last Updated: 2 May 2013

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Clinical tetrad of arthritis, urethritis, conjunctivitis, and mucocutaneous lesions (HLA-B27-associated spondyloarthropathy, Reiter syndrome): report of a case.
 

Author(s): K Chudomirova, Ts Abadjieva, R Yankova

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A 21-year-old male patient with the clinical tetrad of arthritis, urethritis, conjunctivitis, and mucocutaneous lesions, commonly known as Reiter syndrome was presented. He was hospitalized in poor condition, with fever, bilateral conjunctivitis, swollen and painful knee and tarsal ...

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2009

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Retraction of the suggestion to use the term "Reiter's syndrome" sixty-five years later: the legacy of Reiter, a war criminal, should not be eponymic honor but rather condemnation.
 

Author(s): Richard S Panush, Daniel J Wallace, Rabbi Elliot N Dorff, Ephraim P Engleman

Journal: Arthritis Rheum.. 2007 Feb;56(2):693-4.

 

Last Updated: 22 Feb 2007

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New Immunomodulatory Therapy Strategies in Chronic Reactive Arthritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Reactive Arthritis

 

Last Updated: 7 Sep 2006

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