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Could unexplained pid, liver inflammation, colitis, and severe back and sacral arthritis in a 37 yo obese female be one inflammatory disorder?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: STDs
Certain germs that cause pid, notably gonorrhea and chlamydia, can cause inflammation in the liver (fitzhugh-curtis syndrome), proctitis (anorectal inflamation, and septic arthritis.
Reiter's disease (another std related to chlamydia, etc) causes a "reactive arthritis" in which it triggers your body to make antibodies against your joints. This combination of symptoms is quite unusual but possible.

In brief: STDs
Certain germs that cause pid, notably gonorrhea and chlamydia, can cause inflammation in the liver (fitzhugh-curtis syndrome), proctitis (anorectal inflamation, and septic arthritis.
Reiter's disease (another std related to chlamydia, etc) causes a "reactive arthritis" in which it triggers your body to make antibodies against your joints. This combination of symptoms is quite unusual but possible.
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