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    What is reactive arthritis?
    My dad had an infection a couple of days ago and now he complains of pain in the bones. His friends have been telling us that it could be a case of reactive arthritis. But, we have never even heard of this. Could you please put some light on what it is?

    Topic: Arthritis | Asked by: Sujata | on: 04 Dec 2013
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    Answered by:
    anjali
    Posted on:
    06-DEC-2013
    Reactive arthritis is joint pain and swelling triggered by an infection in another part of your body — most often your intestines, genitals or urinary tract. Reactive arthritis isn't common. For most people, signs and symptoms of reactive arthritis come and go, eventually disappearing within 12 months. You might want to consult a doctor before self-diagnosing your fathers problem.
    Answered by:
    Divyanshu
    Posted on:
    05-DEC-2013
    Yes there is a type of arthritis that occurs because of an infection in any other part of the body. Sometimes, the infection may have already been treated and the one diagnosing the condition would have a hard time to know what the trigger really is. Reactive arthritis is referred so for its association with "reaction" for an infection reacts.. Please take your dad to an orthopaedist to see what is really up.
    Answered by:
    Arinditta
    Posted on:
    05-DEC-2013
    It is right what you have heard. Reactive arthritis is a medical condition that occurs as a response to any infection on another part of the body. Usually, this type of arthritis strikes when a person has been treated for the infection already or the infection is in remission. This can make it difficult for the doctor to diagnose the condition initially.
    Answered by:
    Younus
    Posted on:
    05-DEC-2013
    Reactive arthritis is joint pain and swelling triggered by an infection in another part of your body, usually your intestines, genitals or urinary tract. The joints in your knees, ankles and feet are the usual targets of reactive arthritis. Reactive arthritis is sometimes called Reiter's syndrome, Reiter's is actually a specific type of reactive arthritis. Reactive arthritis isn't common. For most people, signs and symptoms of reactive arthritis come and go, eventually disappearing within 12 months.

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