Reactive arthritis after Campylobacter jejuni enteritis

Levinus B.A. van de Putte, Johannes H.M. Berden, Agnes M.T. Boerbooms, W. Hissink Muller, Johannes J. Rasker, Ank Reynvaan-Groendijk, Sjef M.J.P. van der Linden

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Reactive arthritis of 1 or more peripheral joints developed after an enteric infection with Campylobacter jejuni in 6 adult patients. Other reactive signs, such as conjunctivitis, aphthous stomatitis, stranguria and sterile leukocyturia occurred in 4 patients. 5 of the 6 patients possessed the HLA-B27 antigen. The history indicated previous joint disease in 4 of the 6 patients. The short-term follow-up showed a benign course of the arthritis. When a reactive arthritis syndrome is clinically suspected, investigations should include a search for Campylobacter jejuni infection by culture of the stool and by serological tests to demonstrate antibodies against Campylobacter jejuni.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-535
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of rheumatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1980
Externally publishedYes


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