Reiter's Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Arthritis Urethritica
  • Blennorrheal Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Conjunctivo-Urethro-Synovial Syndrome
  • Feissinger-Leroy-Reiter Syndrome
  • Polyarthritis Enterica
  • Ruhr's Syndrome
  • Urethro-Oculo-Articular Syndrome
  • Venereal Arthritis
  • Waelsch's Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Reiter's Syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by arthritis, inflammation of the urinary tract (nongonococcal urethritis), and inflammation of the mucous membranes that line the eyes (conjunctivitis). Painful and swollen joints occur because of an underlying infection (reactive arthritis). Sores (lesions) may also occur on the skin and the mucous membranes of the mouth. In most cases, Reiter's Syndrome is transmitted through sexual contact (venereal). However, occasionally there is an underlying infection of the small bowel (enteric) that may contribute to the onset of Reiter's Syndrome. All the symptoms of the disease may not appear at once, and they may also disappear and then recur.
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Resources

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.
90 John St. Suite 704,
New York, NY 10038
Tel: (212)819-9770
Fax: (212)819-9776
Email: siecus@siecus.org
Internet: http://www.siecus.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
Tel: (404)639-3534
Tel: (800)311-3435
Email: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
Internet: http://www.cdc.gov/

NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
USA
Tel: (301)495-4484
Fax: (301)718-6366
Tel: (877)226-4267
TDD: (301)565-2966
Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
PO Box 4121
Brick, NJ 08723
Tel: (732)664-9259
Email: autoimmunehelp@aol.com
Internet: http://www.aininc.org

KickAS.org
11688 North Sage Brook Road
Oro Valley, AZ 85737-7342
Tel: (520)544-3023
Fax: (520)544-3023
Email: kickas@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.kickas.org

European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
c/o Dr. Bodo Grimbacher (ESID Board Member)
Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Department of Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg
Hugstetter Strasse 55
Freiburg, D-79106
Germany
Tel: +31 73-6992965
Fax: +31 73-6992948
Email: info@esid.org
Internet: http://www.esid.org

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