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Year : 1986  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 67-70

Reiter's disease : a five year prospective study

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

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VN Sehgal
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

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ABSTRACT: In a prospective 5 year study, 8 Reiter's disease patients were diagnosed and investigated. All were males, the youngest being 9 and the oldest of 40 years. Five of them were married. Prelextra material sex was denied by all of them. The etiology in 7 appeared to be venereal, while in one it appeared after severe dysentery. Joint eyes and skin manifestations were present in all the patients. Urine and stool cultures were positive for Chlamydia and Shigella in one patient each. Anaemia, raised ESR. leucocytosis and a low serum proteins were other salient laboratory findings. Skiagrams of bones and joints, and histopathology of cutaneous lesions were also characteristic.

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