reactive arthritis


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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

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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Reactive arthritis is a fascinating disease because, unlike most autoimmune conditions, we can tie the onset of symptoms to an infectious process.
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It illustrates the analysis of radiographic changes in a specific joint and the common arthropathies that produce these changes, then the radiographic hallmarks of each, with chapters on rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic and reactive arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, neuropathic osteoarthropathy, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, gout, calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease, hydroxyapatite deposition disease, miscellaneous deposition diseases, collagen vascular diseases, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, hemophilia, and mass-like arthropathies.
Since the first descriptions of psoriatic arthritis (1985) and reactive arthritis (1987) a variety of articular syndromes have been reported in association with HIV infection.
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Aetiological role of bacteria associated with reactive arthritis in pauciarticular juvenile chronic arthritis.
Biofortuna and Edinburgh-based Lab901 last November announced they will collaborate on the development of an automated diagnostic system for the detection of celiac disease and other HLA-related diseases such as reactive arthritis, diabetes, and drug hypersensitivity.