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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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Reiter's Syndrome (Definition)

Reiter's syndrome is now called reactive arthritis. It is an inflammatory condition that occurs after a bout of infectious diarrhea. There are 3 classic clinical entities that comprises syndrome and include uveitis, arthritis, and urethra arthritis. This is a condition that is ...Read more


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Are the symptoms of reiter's syndrome bad?

Are the symptoms of reiter's syndrome bad?

No: Most reiter's syndrome patient have the sacral arthritis, uveitis, urinary issues. Many time the joints are the spine and can be painfull but the condition is part of a group of diseases called spondyloarthropathies and the treatments are normally antiinflammatory medications. ...Read more

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What are the known symptoms of reiter's syndrome?

What are the known symptoms of reiter's syndrome?

Reiter's Syndrome: Two types: dysenteric onset or venereal onset. One with diarrhea (caused by certain bacteria-salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, yersinia. The venereal trigger is chlamydia, & urethral irritation and discharge is common in men initially. People with reiter's syndrome usually have the hla-b27 antigen, or similars: b40, b41, b7. Reiter's usually affects the feet, sijs, and tendons and eyes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Reiter's syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Reiter's syndrome?

Reactive arthritis: Reiter's syndrome is now called reactive arthritis. It is an inflammatory condition that occurs after a bout of infectious diarrhea. There are 3 classic clinical entities that comprises syndrome and include uveitis, arthritis, and urethra arthritis. This is a condition that is routinely treated by rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is reiters syndrome like?

What is reiters syndrome like?

Eye, joints, urethra: Reiter's syndrome is a triad of conjunctivitis, arthritis and inflamed urethra, or urine tube, seen most commonly in males. Women can get it also, but is much more rare. Sometimes there is also inflammation inside the eye and it can be painful. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have reiters syndrome?

How do I know if I have reiters syndrome?

Reiters syndrome: Reiter's syndrome is Reactive arthritis triggered by an infection in a susceptible person, many of which carry the HLAB-27 gene. Triggers include diarrheal and urogenital infections with salmonella.shigella, campylobactor, chlamydial., and yersinial infections. There is large joint, spinal and sacrificial arthritis, and mucocutaneous and eye lesions. There is treatment by a. Rheumatologist.
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I have reiters syndrome. Tell me about it plz?

I have reiters syndrome. Tell me about it plz?

Information: Reiter's syndrome includes inflammation of the eyes, joints, and urinary system. The following link includes a lot of good information: http://arthritis.Webmd. Com/reiters-syndrome
the important thing is to be sure to keep good followup with your primary care and eye doctors to minimize risk of problems. ...Read more

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What is reiters syndrome and how can I tell if I have it?

Classic triad: Typically defined by the classic triad of eye inflammation (conjunctivitis, iritis, scleritis), urethritis, and arthritis. Many patients with reiters also have a gene called hla-b27. Talk to your primary care doctor about your symptoms to see if referral to an ophthalmologist is indicated. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for reiter's syndrome?

What is the best treatment for reiter's syndrome?

NSAIDs, Rx infection: Reactive arthritis (reiter's syndrome) is usually treated with anti-inflammatory agents like Ibuprofen or naproxn. If there is an ongoing infection believed to have triggered the arthritis, this should be treated too. Sometimes, other drugs will be used for the arthritis, including steroids. Eye drops might be required for conjunctivitis symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there an at home treatmnent for reiters syndrome?

No: The usual treatment is antibiotics (doxycycline). Depending on the area involved, other meds may also be necessary. ...Read more

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What's reiter's syndrome?

What's reiter's syndrome?

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 is reiter's syndrome diagnosed?

Hx and the B27: These types of reactive arthritic disorders can be suggested by a typical history and confirmed by a lab test for the presence of the hla-b27 antigen. The use of reiter's syndrome should be discouraged because hans reiter was one of the doctors which conducted horrendous experiments on nazi concentration camp inmates. ...Read more

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What are the tests for reiter's syndrome?

Reiter's is syndrome: Reiter's syndrome is exactly that. Orinally decribed as arthritis following a bacterial dysentery, it now more commonly follows a chlamydial infection (venereal). Mosts patient or either hla-b27 positive or have a cross reactive hla type, such as b40 (60). There is a strong genetic component. The CRP should elevated, as would some gammaglobulins. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my reiter's syndrome go away?

How fast can I make my reiter's syndrome go away?

Infection: Reiter's syndrome is often triggered by a microbial infection. You will get the most relief if the trigger can be identified and treated. Recommend seeing a functional medicine doctor to diagnose and treat your condition. ...Read more

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Is it legal to discriminate against someone with reiter's syndrome?

Is it legal to discriminate against someone with reiter's syndrome?

If at work, you have: To file americans disability act papers with your state's vocational rehabilitation agency & apply for SSI & medicaid. Your hr needs all documents that confirm your degree of disability & need for supports. Time off for medical/ therapy care requires you & your dr. Fill out fmla forms. If you knew about, but didn't disclose your disability on your job application, you may be out of luck. ...Read more

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How come I have reiter's syndrome, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have reiter's syndrome, but nobody else in the family has it?

Autosomal recessive: Reiter's syndrome - autosomally-recessive inheritence - with conjunctivitis/urethritis/arthritis. That means that two carries (eg your mother and father have to come together and give you the recessive gene for it to be clinically expressed: carriers alne don't express the condition since it is a "recessive" gene. ...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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Which treatments for reiter’s syndrome are most effective?

Which treatments for reiter’s syndrome are most effective?

See a Rheumatologist: The triad of urethritis, iritis and arthritis are the hallmarks of reiter's syndrome. Each one can be treated by a specialist in that area but for the best success and prevention of symptoms a rheumatologist should direct and manage your condition. Eyemds are skilled at treating the iritis or inflammation of the iris using dilating drops and steroid eye drops the other issues must be treated too. ...Read more

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How does reiter's syndrome and ankylosing spondilitis differ?

How does reiter's syndrome and ankylosing spondilitis differ?

They differ in: Classic presentation with reiter's known for eye inflammation and urethral inflammation along with large joint arthritis as a reactive inflammation triggered by infection typically while ankylosing spondylitis is just joint involvement primarily axial or spine/pelvis region of no known trigger. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between reiter's syndrome and ankylosing spondilitis?

Please help! What is the difference between reiter's syndrome and ankylosing spondilitis?

Very similar: These are both associated with the same genetic predisposition and are really just variants of the same disease. They are lumped into a disease category known as seronegative spondyloarthropathies so there is major overlap. If your issues are confined to the spine you can call it ank spondy. It you have urinary issues and a peripheral arthritis without back pain you can call it reiters. ...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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Does reiters syndrome cause dysmetria like symptoms in leg?

Does reiters syndrome cause dysmetria like symptoms in leg?

Not true dysmetria!: Dysmetria) refers to a lack of coordination of movement typified by the undershoot or overshoot of intended position with the hand, arm, leg, or eye. It is a type of ataxia. It is sometimes described as an inability to judge distance or scale. However, symptoms like dysmetria can occur if you have pain in the feet, typical for reiter's. ...Read more

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Could a person contract reiters syndrome any other way than from an STD infection?

Could a person contract reiters syndrome any other way than from an STD infection?

Yes: Dieters syndrome or reactive arthritis can occur after many forms of infection other than genitourinary infection the next most common is GI infections like salmonella or shigella. ...Read more

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Do people with reiter syndrome have pain always everywhere, meaning shoulders, back, hips, feet, etc?

Do people with reiter syndrome have pain always everywhere, meaning shoulders, back, hips, feet, etc?

Usually not: Even if diagnosis is accurate, it is unusual to have such disseminated disease. Assure not associated fibromyalgia or mechanical foot problems. ...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