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How is reactive arthritis diagnosed?

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No specific test can diagnose reactive arthritis. Your doctor may check you for any STDs. They also may test a sample of your poop for infections. Blood tests can look for the HLA-B27 genetic marker, which many people who get reactive arthritis carry.

An x-ray may show any signs of repeated inflammation in joints, including bone loss and other damage.

From: Reactive Arthritis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation. American Academy of Family Physicians. The Arthritis Society.


Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation. American Academy of Family Physicians. The Arthritis Society.


Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

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