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Arthritis Conjunctivitis Urethritis Syndrome eMedicine Pediatrics

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Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1007688-overview

Description: Arthritis, urethritis, and conjunctivitis followed by dysentery was first described by Stoll in 1776. In 1818, Sir Benjamin Brodie reported 5 cases of arthritis, urethritis, and conjunctivitis associated with a postvenereal prodrome in the English literature. In 1916, Hans Reiter (a Nazi physician) described a young soldier who experienced an acute febrile illness with the classic triad, including purulent conjunctivitis, nongonococcal urethritis, and severe arthritis following an episode of bloody diarrhea; Reiter attributed it to a Treponema infection. The same year, Fiessinger and Leroy, French physicians, reported a case of the syndrome and attributed to a Shigella infection.
Akaluck Thatayatikom, MD 2009

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Author/Contact: Akaluck Thatayatikom, MD
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Added: Tue May 19 2009