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What is reactive arthritis?

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Reactive arthritis, formerly referred to as Reiter's syndrome, is a form of arthritis that affects the joints, eyes, urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body), and skin.

The disease is recognized by various symptoms in different organs of the body that may or may not appear at the same time. It may come on quickly and severely or more slowly, with sudden remissions or recurrences.

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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