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What is reactive arthritis?

joint pain and swelling that is triggered by an infection in another part of the body

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psoriatic arthritis

form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis

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How does psoriatic arthritis begin?

- most develop psoriasis first
- joint problems can begin before skin lesions appear

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primary symptoms of psoriatic arthritis

- joint pain
- stiffness
- swelling

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How are psoriatic arthritis and reactive arthritis similar?

both may alternate with flare-ups and periods of remission

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Reiter's syndrome is a type of

reactive arthritis

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What are some of the s/s of Reiter's syndrome?

redness, joint swelling, and pain

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Where do the redness, joint swelling, and pain often arise in Reiter's syndrome?

- knees
- ankles
- feet

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In addition to the knees, ankles, and feet, where might inflammation also occur with Reiter's syndrome?

- eyes
- urinary tract

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Treatment for Reiter's syndrome

- no cure
- can control symptoms

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How long does it take for Reiter's syndrome s/s to go away?

2-6 months

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Reiter's syndrome: eyes

conjunctivitis

inflammation of the eye, usually brief and mild

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Reiter's syndrome: urinary tract stuff

- UTI
- may include inflammation of prostate or cervix
- men may have pus drainage from penis

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Reiter's syndrome: UTIs

- pain or burning during urination
- frequent urges to urinate

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What can happen to the penis with Reiter's syndrome?

- pus-filled sores
- painless, shallow upcers

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What other types of things can happen with Reiter's syndrome (sores)

- sores on soles of feet and palms
- mouth sores
- small nodules on soles of feet and sometimes the palms of hands (or elsewhere)

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Health hx risk factors for psoriatic arthritis

- psoriasis
- family hx

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Health hx risk factors for Reiter's syndrome

- more common in males
- VD
- dysenteric infection
- no family hx
- gene

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Reiter's syndrome: which males are more likely to get it?

- white males
- 20-50 y.o.

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Reiter's syndrome: gene?

HLA-B27 gene

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Health hx risk factors for septic arthritis

- systemic corticosteroid use
- DM
- infection elsewhere in the body
- direct penetrating joint trauma (i.e. injections)

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