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Reactive Arthritis - Reiter's Syndrome - Cause, Diagnosis & Treatment

Information on the cause, diagnosis and treatment of reactive arthritis, which is also known as Reiter’s syndrome. Reactive arthritis is a disorder with seemingly unrelated symptoms of joint pain, redness of the eyes, and urinary tract signs. It is one of a group of disorders known as the spondyloarthropathies.
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What Causes Reactive Arthritis? What are the Symptoms? How is it Treated?
What is reactive arthritis? What causes reactive arthritis? How is reactive arthritis treated? Does the condition go away in all patients permanently or can it recur? Is there any research which shows why not every infection causes reactive arthritis?

Guide To Reactive Arthritis - Reiter's Syndrome
Reactive arthritis is a type of arthritis that occurs as a reaction to an infection elsewhere in the body. Reactive arthritis is also known as Reiter's syndrome, and your doctor may refer to it by yet another term, as a seronegative spondyloarthropathy.

Diagnosing Reactive Arthritis
After decades of research, experts still disagree on some of the specific criteria used for the classification and diagnosis of Reactive Arthritis, formerly known as Reiter's syndrome.

HLA-B27 and Rheumatic Disease
HLA-B27 is an inherited gene marker associated with certain rheumatic diseases, especially ankylosing spondylitis.

Reiters syndrome - Reactive arthritis
Reiter's syndrome is a group of symptoms consisting of arthritis (inflammation of the joints), urethritis (inflammation of the urethra), conjunctivitis (inflammation of the lining of the eye), and lesions of the skin and mucous membranes.

Reiter's syndrome - view of the feet (Image)
Reiter's frequently includes skin manifestations and is thought to be triggered in some people by an infection. This is a fairly typical rash on the feet associated with Reiter's syndrome. This type of rash may also appear on the hands.

Amyloidosis - Rare Condition Secondary to Chronic Inflammatory Diseases
Amyloidosis is rare but can be related to inflammatory types of arthritis.

What Causes And Heals Mouth Sores?
Mouth sores are not uncommon in arthritis patients.

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