Infection as a cause of reactive arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and rheumatic fever

Curr Opin Rheumatol. 1992 Aug;4(4):534-42.


Recent advances in understanding the role of infectious agents in the etiology of reactive arthritis (Reiter's syndrome), ankylosing spondylitis, and rheumatic fever are reviewed. The reader is referred to other reviews in this section for discussions of septic, spirochetal, mycobacterial, and fungal arthritis, and human immunodeficiency virus-related connective tissue diseases.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arthritis, Reactive / etiology*
  • Bacterial Infections / complications*
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Rheumatic Fever / etiology*
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / etiology*
  • Virus Diseases / complications*