Diseases & Conditions


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Reiter's Syndrome


Synonyms of Reiter's Syndrome
  • 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



    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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    Organizations related to Reiter's Syndrome
    • Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
      PO Box 4121
      Brick NJ 08723
      Phone #: 732-664-9259
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: autoimmunehelp@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.aininc.org
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      1600 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30333
      Phone #: 404-639-3534
      800 #: 800-311-3435
      e-mail: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
      Home page: http://www.cdc.gov/
    • European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
      c/o Dr. Esther de Vries
      Hertogenbosch None 5200 ME's
      Phone #: +31- 73--6992965
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@esid.org
      Home page: http://www.esid.org
    • KickAS.org
      11688 North Sage Brook Road
      Oro Valley AZ 85737-7342
      Phone #: 520-544-3023
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: kickas@kickas.org
      Home page: http://www.kickas.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info
    • Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.
      130 West 42nd Street
      New York NY 10036-7802
      Phone #: 212-819-9770
      800 #: --
      e-mail: siecus@siecus.org
      Home page: http://www.siecus.org



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html