Chlamydia fertözést követö reaktív arthritis.

Translated title of the contribution: Reactive arthritis following Chlamydia infection

K. Sülle, P. Pánczél, I. Horváth, K. Merétey, V. Winkler, Z. Zahumenszky, P. Vértes

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The authors report on the clinical observation of 23 patients (5 women, 18 men) who suffered from seronegative spondylarthritis following chlamydia infection diagnosed clinically and serologically. Nine patients (2 women, 7 men) carried HLA B27 histocompatibility antigen. Sacroileitis confirmed by radiology was found in 16 cases. Genicular synovitis was the most frequent peripheral articular syndrome as well as Achilles tendinitis, "sausage-like" swelling of the finger and toes were observed and the ankle-, wrist-, elbow- and in a few cases the sternoclavicular and temporomandibular joint showed also involvement. Urological inflammation occurred in 9 cases, ophthalmological inflammation in 3 cases and pleuritis, pericarditis was observed in 1 patient. During the observation period 15 patients recovered upon Doxycyclin (Chinoin), Eryc (Biogal) non-steroid and occasional steroid therapy given 3 weeks long.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)1811-1815
Number of pages5
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - Aug 20 1989


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Sülle, K., Pánczél, P., Horváth, I., Merétey, K., Winkler, V., Zahumenszky, Z., & Vértes, P. (1989). Chlamydia fertözést követö reaktív arthritis. Orvosi hetilap, 130(34), 1811-1815.