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Reiter's syndrome Line breaks: Rei¦ter's syn|drome
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪtəz/
(also Reiter's disease)

Definition of Reiter's syndrome in English:


[mass noun]
A medical condition typically affecting young men, characterized by arthritis, conjunctivitis, and urethritis, and caused by an unknown pathogen, possibly a chlamydia.
Example sentences
  • Immunologic diseases such as Reiter's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic fever can also cause knee effusion.
  • There is an association of Reiter's disease with HIV infection, and arthritis may be present before symptoms or signs related to the HIV infection appear.
  • Sclerotic changes are also noted, but ankylosis or erosions do not usually develop as they do in spondyloarthropathies such as ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis or Reiter's syndrome.


1920s: named after Hans Reiter (1881–1969), German bacteriologist.

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