Definition of Reiter's syndrome in English:

Reiter's syndrome

Syllabification: Rei·ter's syn·drome
Pronunciation: /ˈrītərz ˌsinˌdrōm
 
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(also Reiter's disease)

noun

  • A medical condition typically affecting young men, characterized by arthritis, conjunctivitis, and urethritis, and caused by an unknown pathogen, possibly a chlamydia.
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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