Revista Cubana de Medicina
On-line version ISSN 1561-302X
GONZALEZ CORTINAS, Modesto. Artritis reactiva: Estudio clínico de 27 pacientes. Rev cubana med [online]. 1999, vol.38, n.2, pp. 98-104. ISSN 1561-302X.
27 patients -18 males and 9 females- with reactive arthritis were studied to determine their clinical performance. Their average age was 27.6 years. Classical manifestations sucha as peripheral arthritis were found in all the patients being 20 oligoarticular and 7 polyarticular. Knees were affected in 81.4 % and ankles in 77.7 % of the patients. Eye, dermatologic al and urogenital manifestations occured in 70.3 %, 74 % and 85.1 % of cases respectively. 22 patients were reported to have fever, 15 with acute fever syndrome and 7 with persistent fever. The history of gastrointestinal and urogenital infections were demonstrated in 55.5 % and 25.9 % of cases respectively whereas cardiovascular disorders were found only in four (4) patients. None of them had AIDS.
Keywords : ARTHRITIS REACTIVE; SKIN MANIFESTATIONS; EYE MANIFESTATIONS; GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES; UROGENITAL DISEASES.