Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp 869–874 | Cite as

Reactive arthritis: update 2018

  • A. García-Kutzbach
  • J. Chacón-Súchite
  • H. García-Ferrer
  • I. Iraheta
Review Article


At this time, reactive arthritis (ReA) is considered to be part of the spectrum of the spondyloarthritis, previously known as Reiter’s syndrome, and refers to an infection induced systemic illness, characterized by a sterile synovitis occurring in a genetically predisposed individual, secondary to an infection localized in a distant organ/system, but also accompanied with multiple extra articular manifestations.


Gut microbiota HLA-B27 Reactive arthritis Reiter’s syndrome Spondyloarthritis 


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Conflicts of interest

Abraham Garcia-Kutzbach: serve as Principal Investigator for clinical studies of Merck, Abbie, Novartis, and Janssen

Helga Garcia: Medical Scientific Liaison for Novartis Pharma Central America and Caribbean

Jose A. Chacon and Isa Iraheta do not report conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AGAR, FM - UFM. Asociación Guatemalteca Anti-enfermedades Reumáticas, Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad Francisco MarroquínGuatemala CityGuatemala

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