Reactive arthritis is defined as articular inflammatory disease with a history of urethritis, gastroenteritis, or an upper respiratory tract infection in the previous four weeks. Here we report on a child presenting with reactive arthritis and Chlamydia pneumoniae growth and DNA demonstration in the synovial fluid and peripheral blood mononuclear cells and discuss the importance of PCR testing of the synovial fluid and blood in the diagnosis of a sero-negative arthritis.

The role of Chlamydia infection in reactive arthritis. A case report.

MARSELLA, Maria;BORGNA, Caterina;CULTRERA, Rosario;SERACENI, Silva;CONTINI, Carlo
2008

Abstract

Reactive arthritis is defined as articular inflammatory disease with a history of urethritis, gastroenteritis, or an upper respiratory tract infection in the previous four weeks. Here we report on a child presenting with reactive arthritis and Chlamydia pneumoniae growth and DNA demonstration in the synovial fluid and peripheral blood mononuclear cells and discuss the importance of PCR testing of the synovial fluid and blood in the diagnosis of a sero-negative arthritis.
A., Savelli; L., Pecorari; Marsella, Maria; Borgna, Caterina; Cultrera, Rosario; Seraceni, Silva; Contini, Carlo
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