Reactive arthritis following streptococcus viridans urinary tract infection

Yen Shou Chou, Chi Ting Horng, Hsu Shan Huang, Shing Chuan Hu, Jian Tong Chen, Ming Ling Tsai

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Abstract

Purpose: To report a case with reactive arthritis (ReA) following Streptococcus viridans genitourinary infection. Methods: Case report. Design: Clinical findings and treatment are presented. The 28-year-old man visited the authors' hospital due to ciliary injection and hypopyon over left eye. On examination, Behcet-mimicking symptoms were observed, such as genital and oral ulcers and arthritis. Furthermore, S. viridans was found in the urethral discharge culture. Under the impression of ReA, which was triggered by S. viridans, NSAID and antibiotics were prescribed. Complete resolution of ocular and systemic symptoms was achieved after 2 months of treatment. Conclusions: Streptococcus viridans is potential microorganisms of ReA. Careful survey and prompt treatment is necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-53
Number of pages2
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Viridans Streptococci
Reactive Arthritis
Urinary Tract Infections
Oral Ulcer
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Arthritis
Therapeutics
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Injections
Infection

Keywords

  • Behcet disease
  • Reiter syndrome
  • Streptococcus viridans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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Reactive arthritis following streptococcus viridans urinary tract infection. / Chou, Yen Shou; Horng, Chi Ting; Huang, Hsu Shan; Hu, Shing Chuan; Chen, Jian Tong; Tsai, Ming Ling.

In: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 52-53.

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Chou, Yen Shou ; Horng, Chi Ting ; Huang, Hsu Shan ; Hu, Shing Chuan ; Chen, Jian Tong ; Tsai, Ming Ling. / Reactive arthritis following streptococcus viridans urinary tract infection. In: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation. 2010 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 52-53.
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