Reiter's disease in women

David Smith, Robert (Rob) Bennett, M. G. Regan

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Reiter's disease in its classic form is defined by the triad of arthritis, conjunctivitis and urethritis and occurs predominantly in men. Recent descriptions have emphasized other ancillary findings: mucocutaneous lesions, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, sausage digits, asymmetrical sacroiliitis, and an association with HLA-B27. This study describes 29 women followed over the past 4 years who have a rheumatic disorder most consistent with Reiter's disease. All 29 patients were seronegative, 72% presenting with an asymmetrical pauciarticular arthritis, and the majority evidenced lower extremity involvement. During the course of their illness, 52% of the patients developed either eye and/or urinary tract involvement. Additional features were mucocutaneous lesions in 8 patients, heel pain or Achilles tendinitis in 15 patients, sausage digits in 20 patients, and clinical sacroillitis in 20 patients. HLA-B27 was positive in 59% of patients, and radiographic bone and joint abnormalities were present in 52% of the patients. The recognition of this group of patients has both therapeutic and prognostic implications, because they preferentially respond to indomethacin or phenylbutazone and often pursue a chronic course, albeit without widespread joint destruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-340
Number of pages6
JournalArthritis and Rheumatism
Volume23
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1980

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Reactive Arthritis
HLA-B27 Antigen
Tendinopathy
Arthritis
Joints
Plantar Fasciitis
Sacroiliitis
Phenylbutazone
Urethritis
Conjunctivitis
Heel
Urinary Tract
Indomethacin
Lower Extremity
Bone and Bones
Pain

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  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

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Smith, D., Bennett, R. R., & Regan, M. G. (1980). Reiter's disease in women. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 23(3), 335-340.

Reiter's disease in women. / Smith, David; Bennett, Robert (Rob); Regan, M. G.

In: Arthritis and Rheumatism, Vol. 23, No. 3, 1980, p. 335-340.

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Smith, D, Bennett, RR & Regan, MG 1980, 'Reiter's disease in women', Arthritis and Rheumatism, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 335-340.
Smith D, Bennett RR, Regan MG. Reiter's disease in women. Arthritis and Rheumatism. 1980;23(3):335-340.
Smith, David ; Bennett, Robert (Rob) ; Regan, M. G. / Reiter's disease in women. In: Arthritis and Rheumatism. 1980 ; Vol. 23, No. 3. pp. 335-340.
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