A young man with oligoarthritis preceded by urethritis and diarrhea

  • Ahmed Zedan Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Imran Umer
  • Yasir Ahmed
  • Donald Loveman
Keywords: Reactive arthritis, oligoarthritis, chlamydial urinary tract infection, HLA-B27 positive arthritis


Reactive arthritis is a form of seronegative spondyloarthritis temporally triggered by an apparent infection, usually gastroenteritis or urethritis. This arthritis typically starts within a few weeks of the inciting infection. It commonly affects young adults and is strongly associated with the MHC class I antigen HLA-B27. Here we present an interesting case of young man with HLA-B27 positive reactive arthritis in whom the presumptive diagnosis was reached early in the course of his illness.


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Zedan, A., Umer, I., Ahmed, Y., & Loveman, D. (2014). A young man with oligoarthritis preceded by urethritis and diarrhea. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles, 2(8), 50-53. Retrieved from https://pulmonarychronicles.com/index.php/pulmonarychronicles/article/view/158