Follow-up study of the effect of a three-month course of ciprofloxacin on the late prognosis of reactive arthritis

@inproceedings{YliKerttula2001FollowupSO,
  title={Follow-up study of the effect of a three-month course of ciprofloxacin on the late prognosis of reactive arthritis},
  author={Timo K Yli-Kerttula and Raija Luukkainen and U. I. Yli-Kerttula and Tim{\"o} M{\"o}tt{\"o}nen and Mikko Hakola and Markku M Korpela and M. T. Sanila and Anne Toivanen},
  booktitle={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2001}
}
BACKGROUND The value of antibiotics in the treatment of reactive arthritis (ReA) is still controversial. OBJECTIVES To analyse the long term outcome of patients with ReA, treated with a three month course of ciprofloxacin or placebo. METHODS Patients who had had ReA and had participated in a double blind, placebo controlled trial on the effectiveness of ciprofloxacin 4-7 years earlier were invited to a clinical examination. Of the 71 patients who were included in the original study, 53… CONTINUE READING
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