Chlamydia trachomatis and reactive arthritis: the missing link.

  title={Chlamydia trachomatis and reactive arthritis: the missing link.},
  author={Andrew C S Keat and Brenda Thomas and Josh J Dixey and M F Osborn and Christopher Sonnex and David Taylor-Robinson},
  volume={1 8524},
Reactive inflammatory arthritis is a common sequel to sexually acquired non-gonococcal genital-tract infection. Approximately 50% of cases are associated with Chlamydia trachomatis infection in the genital tract, although conventional cultures of joint material are sterile. Synovium, synovial-fluid cells, or both, from eight patients with sexually acquired reactive arthritis (SARA) and eight with knee effusions associated with other rheumatic diseases were examined by means of a fluorescein… CONTINUE READING