A 37-year-old member asked:
how do you treat reiters syndrome?
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Rheumatology 41 years experience
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Rheumatology 19 years experience
Depends on the cause: Reiter's syndrome is a reactive arthritis that occurs in response to an infection. The infection can be viral or bacterial. The infection tricks the body into producing an immune response against itself. Symptomatic treatments like steroids and anti-inflammatories can help symptoms. However, the underlying autoimmunity requires drugs to suppress the immune response by a rheumatologist.
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Last updated Jun 28, 2014
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