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What is reactive arthritis?

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Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology
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In brief: Self-limited form

Reactive arthritis (previously called reiter's disease) is a self-limited arthritis that develops as an autoimmune response to an infection (some diarrheal infections, some sexually transmitted infections, some respiratory infections).
Very painful swollen joints, sometimes with eye inflammation (uveitis), and urethral inflammation (can hurt to urinate). Treated with nsaids like Ibuprofen or naproxen.

In brief: Self-limited form

Reactive arthritis (previously called reiter's disease) is a self-limited arthritis that develops as an autoimmune response to an infection (some diarrheal infections, some sexually transmitted infections, some respiratory infections).
Very painful swollen joints, sometimes with eye inflammation (uveitis), and urethral inflammation (can hurt to urinate). Treated with nsaids like Ibuprofen or naproxen.
Dr. Robert Lowe
Dr. Robert Lowe
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Auto-immune disease

An autoimmune disease that develops as a response to an infection, typically causing red, hot, swollen, and painful joints but can also involve other body parts.

In brief: Auto-immune disease

An autoimmune disease that develops as a response to an infection, typically causing red, hot, swollen, and painful joints but can also involve other body parts.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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