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reactive arthritis

sterile, usually transient polyarthropathy following various infectious diseases.

reactive arthritis

n.
A form of arthritis occurring as a result of bacterial infection, often combined with conjunctivitis and urethritis.

reactive arthritis

[rē·ak′tiv]
Etymology: L, re + activus, active
arthritis after an infection, such as urethritis caused by Chlamydia trachomatis or enteritis caused by Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, or Yersinia. Compare Reiter's syndrome.

reactive arthritis

Reiter syndrome, see there.

Reactive arthritis

Another name for Reiter's syndrome.
Mentioned in: Reiter's Syndrome

reactive arthritis

acute inflammatory, asymmetrical bone inflammation, often of lower limb/foot (especially metatarsophalangeal joints, Achilles tendon insertion or plantar fascia insertion); triggered by local or systemic (e.g. sexually acquired or postenteric) infection; associated with skin eruptions, e.g. keratoderma blenorrhagicum; characteristic of Reiter's syndrome (i.e. arthritis, urethritis, conjunctivitis)

Patient discussion about reactive arthritis

Q. Does anyone have experience treating reactive arthritis? symtoms: bladder incontence, sore joint, eye irritation, cracked fingers and lips

A. The management of reactive arthritis usually starts with pain killers and injection of steroids into the joints, and if necessary, stronger medications. Due to the severity of this condition, consulting a doctor may be wise.

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