Reactive Arthritis. Andres Quiceno, MD Rheumatology Division Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Reactive Arthritis.
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32 y/o WM admitted to the hospital with 2 days of acute onset of arthritis in his right knee that progressed to the left knee. The day previous to the admission, he was evaluated in the ER, and an arthrocenthesis was attempted. The patient was discharged on Keflex 500 mg QID and Hydrocodone.
ROS: 3 weeks previous to admission he had an episode of diarrhea that lasted for 10 days and improved after treatment with Cipro.
“Reactive Arthritis (ReA) is an infectious induced systemic illness characterized by an aseptic inflammatory joint involvement occurring in a genetically predisposed patient with a bacterial infection localized in a distant organ/system”.