Noninfective arthritis
Reiter syndrome

Topic Completed: 1 May 2013

Minor changes: 27 September 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Reiter syndrome [title]

Vijay Shankar, M.D.
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Cite this page: Shankar V. Reiter syndrome. website. Accessed May 26th, 2020.
Definition / general
Clinical features
  • Patients present with asymmetric oligoarthritis
  • Articular and extra-articular manifestations are similar regardless of organisms causing this disorder
  • Synovitis of digital tendon sheath produces sausage fingers or toes, causes spurs
  • Triad of arthritis, uveitis / conjunctivitis, nongonococcal urethritis / cervicitis is not always present
  • 80% are HLA-B27 positive
  • Typically affects men or women in 20 - 30s
  • Affects ankles, knees, feet
  • Occurs after GI infections (Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Yersinia), Chlamydia, Escherichia coli, Clostridium difficile, Chlamydia pneumoniae
Case reports
  • Doxycycline
Clinical images

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Swollen "sausage" toe / inflamed ankle

Radiograph: periosteal
reaction at
plantar fascia

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