Introduction: Reiterís syndrome


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Reiterís syndrome: Type of arthritis resulting after an infection.

Reiterís syndrome: Reiterís syndrome is a disorder that causes three seemingly unrelated symptoms: arthritis, redness of the eyes, and urinary tract signs. Doctors sometimes refer to Reiterís syndrome as a seronegative spondyloarthropathy because it is one of a group of disorders that cause inflammation throughout the body, particularly in parts of the spine and at other joints where tendons attach to bones. (Examples of other seronegative spondyloarthropathies include psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and inflammatory bowel syndrome arthritis.) Inflammation is a characteristic reaction of tissues to injury or disease and is marked by four signs: swelling, redness, heat, and pain. 1

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1. excerpt from Questions and Answers About Reiter's Syndrome: NIAMS

Last revision: June 12, 2003

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