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Reactive arthritis

Disease definition

Reactive arthritis (ReA) is an autoimmune disorder belonging to the group of seronegative spondyloarthropathies and is characterized by the classic triad of arthritis, urethritis and conjunctivitis.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Arthritis urethritica
    • Fiessinger-Leroy disease
    • Fiessinger-Leroy-Reiter syndrome
    • Polyarthritis enterica
    • Reiter disease
    • Reiter syndrome
    • Venereal arthritis
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: M02.3
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0035012  C0085435
  • MeSH: D016918
  • GARD: 5693
  • MedDRA: 10003267  10038294

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