Reactive arthritis Reiter's syndrome
Reactive arthritis, also known as Reiter's syndrome, is a type of arthritis that occurs as a reaction to the presence of infection (bacterial infection) somewhere in the body and most of the infections that cause the disease arise in the genital urinary tract - the bladder, urethra, penis or vagina - it is spread through sexual contact, a form of the disease called urogenital Reiter's syndrome. Other diseases that can cause reactive arthritis include gastrointestinal infections caused by eating contaminated food or dealing with contaminated materials, called Reiter's syndrome, digestive, intestinal or Reiter's syndrome.
Who gets Reiter's syndrome?
Reactive arthritis affects young people between the ages of 20 and 40. Often.
What causes reactive arthritis?
Reactive Arthritis occurs, or Reiter's syndrome usually after infection caused by bacteria, such as chlamydia (sexually transmitted diseases) or Salmonella (a bacteria that can contaminate food). It is important to note that reactive arthritis disease itself is not contagious, but the bacteria that causes it is contagious dramatically.) And about 80 percent of people who develop the disease have a particular genetic marker genes called HLA-B27.
What are the symptoms of reactive arthritis?
Reactive arthritis may cause the classic symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, such as joint swelling, redness and pain, as well as the symptoms of urinary tract infection and conjunctivitis (eye inflammation) and in the following table the most common reactive arthritis, which may occur all or some of the symptoms together
Rating Scale symptoms of Reiter's syndrome
Joint pain and inflammation that affects more often the knees, feet and ankles
Tendonitis, which is based on bone (enthesopathy), which may cause pain in the heel or the Palace and the thickness of the fingers
Tottenham heel, a bony growths in the heel can cause chronic pain
Spondylitis (inflammation of the spine)
Sacroiliac joint inflammation (arthritis, lower back)
Symptoms of UTI men:
Increase urine production
A burning sensation during urination
Discharge from the penis
2.althab urethra, causing a burning sensation during urination
3.althab fallopian tube (trumpet)
4.althab vulva and vagina
Painful and irritated eyes
Inflammation of the mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and eyelid (conjunctiva)
Inner eye inflammation (uveitis)
Treatment for reactive arthritis:
Is determined treat reactive arthritis by a physician based on:
Your age, overall health, and medical history
Over the evolution of the situation
The ability to withstand the specific medications, procedures and treatments
Expectations for the course of the case
Patient preference. Reactive Arthritis
Treatment usually includes antibiotics to treat the disease, which causes symptoms of reactive arthritis and may also include the treatment:
Cortisone to reduce inflammation.
Immunosuppressive drugs, such as methotrexate to suppress inflammation.
Comfort to reduce pain and inflammation.
Exercise to strengthen muscles and improve movement after healing.