Undifferentiated Arthritis


Authors: H. Dejmková
Authors‘ workplace: Revmatologický ústav, Praha
Published in: Čes. Revmatol., , 2000, No. 4, p. 139-141.
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Overview

Undifferentiated arthritis comprises a heterogenous group of arthritides. Their common featureis the fact that arthritis cannot be classified according to contemporary diagnostic criteria intoclearly defined rheumatological groups. The clinical picture is usually varied, in some instance verysimiliar to that of reactive arthritis. From the literature it is known that in patients with undiffe-rentiated arthritis relatively frequently latent urogenital or intestinal infections are detected. Sofar it is not clear whether there exists a causal relationship between latent infection and undiffe-rentiated arthritis. The author reviews information on this subject.

Key words:
undifferentiated arthritis, latent infection, reactive arthritis

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Dermatology & STDs Paediatric rheumatology Rheumatology
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