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After contracting chlamydia, doxycycline was given and experienced extreme reactive arthritis is all joints from toes to skull. began in one elbow and migrated. extreme pain and symptoms. is this common? doctors in uk dont know.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It happens: Reactive arthritis can happen, such as after getting infected with chlamydia, gonorrhea, or ureaplasma... all the more reason to select only a few, preferably STD-free, sexual partners in a lifetime. Life is risky! The British Medical Journal says, "Of the sexually acquired infections, the evidence implicating Chlamydia trachomatis as a cause of reactive arthritis is strongest."

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