Immunological basis of Chlamydia induced reactive arthritis.

  title={Immunological basis of Chlamydia induced reactive arthritis.},
  author={J. S. Hill Gaston},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  volume={76 3},
Introduction A small proportion of patients who present with clinical symptoms of urethritis or cervicitis later develop inflammatory arthritis and, for an unfortunate minority, this can be the beginning of a persistent and disabling disease. This illness is now termed reactive arthritis, rather than the older term, Reiter’s disease. Reiter described a triad of urethritis, conjunctivitis, and arthritis in first world war soldiers in the trenches following attacks of dysentery, and mistakenly… CONTINUE READING


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