Reactive arthritis in a population exposed to an extensive waterborne gastroenteritis outbreak after sewage contamination in Pirkanmaa, Finland.

@article{Uotila2011ReactiveAI,
  title={Reactive arthritis in a population exposed to an extensive waterborne gastroenteritis outbreak after sewage contamination in Pirkanmaa, Finland.},
  author={Terhi M Uotila and Jaakko A Antonen and Janne Laine and Eila Kujansuu and A K Haapala and Jukka Lumio and Risto Vuento and Heikki H. Oksa and Jaakko Herrala and Markku Kuusi and J. Peter Mustonen and M. Korpela},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={358-62}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the occurrence, clinical picture, and triggering infections of reactive arthritis (ReA) associated with a large waterborne gastroenteritis outbreak. METHODS After an extensive sewage contamination of the water supply system, an estimated 8453 of the 30 016 inhabitants of the town of Nokia fell ill. General practitioners and occupational physicians were advised to refer any patients with suspicion of new ReA to rheumatological examination including faecal culture, human… CONTINUE READING
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