Reactive Arthritis

Reactive Arthritis.

Many elderly people suffer from age-joint disease, which folk and official medicine consults and seeks at least stable and long remission.
But often there are cases when the usual medicines and folk remedies do not have the desired effect. Then it can be assumed, that it is not normal joint disease and reactive arthritis — an inflammatory joint disease, which usually develops after infectious diseases: enterocolitis, dysentery, chlamydia, cystitis, etc., usually intestinal and urogenital system. 

Such arthritis called «reactive» because of the fact that in the joint cavity no trace of infection, which are fixed in other types of joint damage. Not all patients who have undergone one or another infectious disease that can manifest reactive arthritis.
This is due to the peculiarities of the human genotype.
The presence of these genes suggests the propensity to disease reactive arthritis. Similar features are recorded genotype rather often.

Approximately 3 weeks after suffering an infectious disease in a patient begin to ache and swelling of the knee, ankle and foot joints. Inflammation of the joints, in contrast to other types of arthritis — haphazard and asymmetrical: it may first become inflamed right knee, then — left ankle.
Reactive arthritis in the hands of the rare: a finger swells strongly and becomes like a sausage. Other patients with reactive arthritis starts with periarticular tissues: there achillodynia podpyatochny or bursitis.
At the same time do not give a lot of pain patient to step on the heel and walk. The disease occurs acutely.
Unfortunately, the reactive arthritis is like a part of Reiter’s syndrome. Further its manifestations are expressed in cystitis, colitis, urethral rub, it affects the eyes (bilateral purulent conjunctivitis). Often patients and physicians believe take these illnesses have arisen separately and try to treat them without adhering to reactive arthritis and Reiter’s syndrome.

This is extremely dangerous as the disease becomes chronic and can cause ankylosing spondylitis, or a serious eye disease with subsequent blindness. Perhaps the appearance of skin lesions on the palms, soles and mucous membranes.

The doctor before prescribe treatment should be determined by laboratory tests, what kind of microorganisms caused disease. So, when urogenital infection that caused reactive arthritis, studied scrapings, and after gastrointestinal infection in feces have not found anything as modern bacteria are difficult to detect. It is best to carry out the analysis for the presence of antibodies to a particular infection, allowing you to identify the cause of reactive arthritis. Upon detection of antibodies need to completely get rid of the infection by determining the sensitivity to them antibiotics. Fight with the initial cause will last for at least 1-3 months. Doses are assigned more than usual, because as long as alive microbe immune system will be weakened.

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