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A 27-year-old female asked:

Will reiters syndrome always show up on x-ray? what about the arthritis in the tendons and other diseases that effect the tendons?

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Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 17 years experience
No: Reiter's syndrome is an old term not used clinically anymore to describe a type of reactive arthritis that is an inflammatory arthritis that is self-limited and triggered by certain types of infections (specific diarrheal infections, chlamydia, mycoplasma). It often affects tendons and the entheses (attachment sites of tendons to bone), so they generally cannot be seen on regular x-ray films.

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