A CASE OF REACTIVE POST-ENTEROCOLITIC ARTHRITIS (REITER’S SYNDROME)

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Reactive arthritis is an autoimmune disease from the  group  of  seronegative  arthritis  known  as spondyloarthropathy.  Two  types  of  the  disease are  designated  by  this  term,  namely  post-enter- itic  (Reiter's  syndrome)  and  venereal  (urogenital) (Reiter's  disease).  Irrespective  of  the  infectious agent,  both  types  of  the  disorder  can  be  associated  with  various  symptoms  including  skin  and mucosal lesions and heart. However, the post-enteritic  type  of  reactive  arthritis  is  associated  also with  intestinal  problems  and  the  venereal  one (mostly  being  of  chlamydial  origin),  –  with  gen- itourinary  disorders.  Due  to  highly  variable  clinical  manifestations  of  reactive  arthritis,  patients frequently  receive  only  symptomatic  treatment that  temporarily  eliminates  some  symptoms.  We describe a clinical example of diagnostic approach to this complex disease, that allowed for putting the  defnite  diagnosis  and  perform  diferential diagnosis  with  other  similar  disorders  including urogenital  reactive  arthritis.  This  paper  could  be of interest for practitioners in various specialties, frst, for dermatovenereologists, rheumatologists, gastroenterologists,  internists  and  rehabilitation specialists. 

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A. V. Molochkov

Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute
(MONIKI); 61/2 Shchepkina ul., Moscow, 129110, Russian Federation

Email: marina.s.petrova@gmail.com
MD, PhD, Professor, Deputy Director on Science and International Communications Russian Federation

V. A. Molochkov

Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute
(MONIKI); 61/2 Shchepkina ul., Moscow, 129110, Russian Federation

Email: marina.s.petrova@gmail.com
MD, PhD, Professor, Merited Scientist, Head of the Dermatovenereology and Dermatooncology Department Russian Federation

M. S. Petrova

Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute
(MONIKI); 61/2 Shchepkina ul., Moscow, 129110, Russian Federation

Author for correspondence.
Email: marina.s.petrova@gmail.com
MD, Research Fellow, Dermatovenereology and Dermatooncology Department Russian Federation

E. A. Belousova

Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute
(MONIKI); 61/2 Shchepkina ul., Moscow, 129110, Russian Federation

Email: marina.s.petrova@gmail.com
MD, PhD, Professor, Head of Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Russian Federation

N. M. Mylov

Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute
(MONIKI); 61/2 Shchepkina ul., Moscow, 129110, Russian Federation

Email: marina.s.petrova@gmail.com
MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Chair of Internal Diseases, Postgraduate Training Faculty Russian Federation

T. R. Seliverstova

Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute
(MONIKI); 61/2 Shchepkina ul., Moscow, 129110, Russian Federation

Email: marina.s.petrova@gmail.com
MD, PhD, Head of Department of Gastroenterology Russian Federation

A. B. Sekirin

Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute
(MONIKI); 61/2 Shchepkina ul., Moscow, 129110, Russian Federation

Email: marina.s.petrova@gmail.com
MD, PhD, Head of the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department Russian Federation

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Copyright (c) 2016 Molochkov A.V., Molochkov V.A., Petrova M.S., Belousova E.A., Mylov N.M., Seliverstova T.R., Sekirin A.B.

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