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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 20 1989|
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