reactive arthritis

noun

Definition of reactive arthritis

  1. :  acute arthritis that sometimes develops following a bacterial infection (as with the bacteria of the genera Shigella, Salmonella, or Chlamydia) Doctors have given him cortisone shots and steroids to help with the lingering pain in his right knee, part of a condition known as reactive arthritis often associated with severe salmonella infections. — Kimberly Kindy and Brady Dennis —called also Reiter's syndrome

1973

First Known Use of reactive arthritis

1973


Medical Dictionary

reactive arthritis

noun

Medical Definition of reactive arthritis

  1. :  acute arthritis that sometimes develops following a bacterial infection (as with the bacteria of the genera Shigella, Salmonella, or Chlamydia) The asymmetric involvement of the wrist and ankle, along with the presence of warm, swollen knees, could be consistent with a reactive arthritis; however, there was no antecedent infectious illness.—Abraham B. Schwarzberg et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 5 June 2008—called also Reiter's syndrome


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