reactive arthritis (Reiter's syndrome)
reactive arthritis refers to an acute inflammatory aseptic arthritis complicating an infection elsewhere in the body.
60-85% of patients are HLA-B27
Reiter's syndrome was a term used to describe a subset of these patients who developed:
and conjunctivitis, often accompanied by iritis
the main bacteria implicated, and the two main sources of the precipitant infection:
Systemic corticosteroids should be avoided because they can aggravate the cutaneous manifestations of the disease.