Reiter's syndrome

Authors

  • Robert F. Willkens,

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    1. University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; Stanford University, Stanford, CA; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Peoria School of Medicine, Peoria, IL.
    • Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
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  • Frank C. Arnett,

    1. University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; Stanford University, Stanford, CA; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Peoria School of Medicine, Peoria, IL.
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  • Thomas Bitter,

    1. University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; Stanford University, Stanford, CA; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Peoria School of Medicine, Peoria, IL.
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  • Andrei Calin,

    1. University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; Stanford University, Stanford, CA; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Peoria School of Medicine, Peoria, IL.
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  • Lloyd Fisher,

    1. University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; Stanford University, Stanford, CA; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Peoria School of Medicine, Peoria, IL.
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  • Denys K. Ford,

    1. University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; Stanford University, Stanford, CA; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Peoria School of Medicine, Peoria, IL.
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  • Armin E. Good,

    1. University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; Stanford University, Stanford, CA; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Peoria School of Medicine, Peoria, IL.
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  • Alfonse T. Masi

    1. University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; Stanford University, Stanford, CA; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Peoria School of Medicine, Peoria, IL.
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Abstract

A retrospective evaluation of 83 patients with Reiter's syndrome (RS) and 166 comparison arthritis patients was conducted in order to assess the preliminary criteria for definite RS. Data analysis was based on the statement that Reiter's syndrome consists of an episode of peripheral arthritis of more than 1 month duration occurring in association with urethritis and/or cervicitis. During the initial episode of RS, 70 of the 83 RS patients satisfied the criteria, yielding a sensitivity of 84.3%.

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