It is believed that chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis--Ct) is the main cause of urogenital Reiter's syndrome
, rarely ureaplasma (Ureaplasma urealyticum--Uu) and mycoplasmas (Mycoplasma hominis--Mh), and Shigella enteropathic shape (Shigella), Salmonella (Salmonella), Yersinia and Campylobacter [3-6].
In fact, the name Reiter's syndrome
has been replaced by the term reactive arthritis for the very reason Dr.
The classic triad of Reiter's syndrome
consists of urethritis, arthritis, and conjunctivitis, noted Dr.
Genetic Testing - Some forms of arthritis - including ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and Reiter's syndrome
- are more common in people with the HLA-B27 genetic type.
This study also supports the genetic basis for BMG.11 Study conducted by Fenerli on Greek subjects also showed increased expression of DR5 and DRW6 antigen in BMG patients when compared to control group.12 Previous studies have shown the involvement of BMG with various systemic and psychological factors such as anemia, emotional stress, Reiter's syndrome
, allergies, diabetes and hormonal disturbances.7 Bruna Picciani has reported the geographic tongue as oral manifestation of psoriasis which was also supported by several investigators.13,14
There is a link between AIDS and Reiter's syndrome
(10) (urethritis, uveitis and arthritis), but the association is poorly understood.
(10) Pitting has also been reported in patients with Reiter's syndrome
(and other connective tissue disorders), sarcoidosis, pemphigus, alopecia areata, and incontinentia pigmenti.
This spread of chlamydia is known as Reiter's Syndrome
. The arthritis in the joints will settle down with treatment but can take time.
Q THE doctor says I have Reiter's Syndrome
. What is this?
Lyme disease, while it can share clinical symptoms such as a rash, conjunctivitis, fever, erythema, and arthritis with Kawasaki disease and Reiter's syndrome
, often can be ruled out by a serologic test, although such tests have been inconsistent.
usually develops after non-specific urethritis, affecting about two in 100 men, and is a condition in which there's a combination of urethritis, arthritis and conjunctivitis.
For example, most forms of arthritis cause joint pain and inflammation, lupus and Sjogren's syndrome are characterized by similar autoanti-bodies, and ankylosing spondylitis and Reiter's syndrome
are more common in people with a specific genetic type.