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What are the symptoms of reactive arthritis?

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You first may notice pain while peeing or a discharge from your penis. Or you might have diarrhea. Then 4 to 28 days later, arthritis might start in your fingers, toes, ankles, hips, and knee joints. Usually, only one or a few of these joints may be affected at one time. Other symptoms include:

  • Mouth ulcers
  • Inflammation of the eye
  • Keratoderma blennorrhagica (patches of scaly skin on the palms, soles, trunk, or scalp)
  • Back pain from sacroiliac (SI) joint involvement
  • Pain from inflammation of the ligaments and tendons at the sites of their insertion into the bone (enthesitis)

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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