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Can reactive arthritis(such as reiter's syndrome) flare up years or even decades after a an ngu infection many, many years ago ?

Can reactive arthritis(such as reiter's syndrome) flare up years or even decades after a an ngu infection many, many years ago ?

Absolutely!: Most people acquiring reactive arthritis have a genetic susceptibility to get this arthritis. It can flare with either reinfection or another infen re-flarwe reative arthritis. See someone in rheumatology.Ction. There are many organisms which ca. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What is reiter's syndrome aka reactive arthritis?

What is reiter's syndrome aka reactive arthritis?

Joint, entheses dz: Reactive arthritis (formerly known as reiter's syndrome) is an uncommon (<0.01%) inflammatory arthritic condition preceded by an infection, usually in the gastrointestinal (i.E diarrhea) or genitourinary (i.e. Uti) tracts. Specific bacterial have been linked to this disease. Rheumatologists call this disease a spondylarthropathy, affecting both joints and entheses primarily. ...Read more

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Please tell me recommendations for getting over reiter's syndrome or reactive arthritis completely?

Please tell me recommendations for getting over reiter's syndrome or reactive arthritis completely?

Follow docs advise: Reuters or reactive arthritis so often self limiting and treated with anti inflammatory medications for a period of time it may become more chronic in nature in which case differing therapies, similar to those for rheumatoiD arthritis may be used. Certainly if thee is still an active infection present it should be treated with appropriate antibiotics ...Read more

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For someone diagnosed reiters syndrome, is there any pattern to when/why arthritis begins and stops?

For someone diagnosed reiters syndrome, is there any pattern to when/why arthritis begins and stops?

Not necessarily!: But reiter's is remmitable. That said, patients feel pain with falls in barometric pressure, activity, etcc. Anyone with reiter's should be treated with antimicrobials. The tnf-alpha inhibitotrs work very well in conjuction with older drugs! ...Read more

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Reiters syndrome (reactive arthritis) following flu, what should be done?

Reiters syndrome (reactive arthritis) following flu, what should be done?

Not accurate: Reiter's syndrome does not follow flu. It usually follows Bacterial dysentery or sexually transmitted diseases. It is treated usually with antibiotics, most often doxycycline. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Explain reiter's disease / reactive arthritis?

Joint, entheses dz: Reactive arthritis (formerly known as reiter's syndrome) is an uncommon (<0.01%) inflammatory arthritic condition preceded by an infection, usually in the gastrointestinal (i.E diarrhea) or genitourinary (i.e. Uti) tracts. Specific bacterial have been linked to this disease. Rheumatologists call this disease a spondylarthropathy, affecting both joints and entheses primarily. ...Read more

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How do you treat reiter’s syndrome?

How do you treat reiter’s syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is reiter’s syndrome?

Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is reiter’s syndrome?

Inflammation: Reiter's syndrome is sometimes termed reactive arthritis. In susceptible individuals (often with marker called hla b27 in their blood), there is joint inflammation, as well as inflammation of the urethra and conjunctivitis. The reaction may be to a prior infection elsewhere in the body. Reiter's should be evaluated and treated by an ophthalmologist and rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Reiter's Syndrome (Definition)

Reiter's syndrome is an immune reaction that can sometimes follow gastrointestinal or genital infections, causing knee pain, burning with ...Read more