Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 19, issue 4, P863-883 2005 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2005.07.001 View full text
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Danielle Lauren Petersel, Leonard H. Sigal

Abstract: ReA consists of sterile axial or peripheral articular inflammation,enthesitis, and extra-articular manifestations. Most patients are HLA-B27 positive, although determining the B27 status of an individual patient is irrelevant. Exposure to specific bacterial antigens is usually the inciting factor. Diagnosis usually can be made by clinical examination and history. The current standard therapy is NSAIDs and physiotherapy, but molecular biologic treatment may ultimately become the mainstay in recalcitrant and sev…

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