Reiter's syndrome (reactive arthritis) and travelers' diarrhea

J Travel Med. Jan-Feb 2006;13(1):54-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1708-8305.2006.00009.x.


Reiter's syndrome [also called reactive arthritis (ReA)] is the triad of arthritis, urethritis, and conjunctivitis. Two cases of Reiter's syndrome triggered by travelers' diarrhea are presented. Health care providers should suspect ReA in travelers with joint symptoms and antecedent diarrheal disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arthritis, Reactive / complications*
  • Arthritis, Reactive / diagnosis*
  • Arthritis, Reactive / immunology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diarrhea / diagnosis
  • Diarrhea / etiology*
  • HLA Antigens / analysis*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Travel*


  • HLA Antigens