The triggering role of physical injury in the onset of peripheral arthritis in seronegative spondyloarthropathy

Rheumatol Int. 1991;10(6):251-3. doi: 10.1007/BF02274888.


Three more cases of B27-positive patients who developed peripheral arthritis immediately after trauma are reported. The first had an exacerbation of arthritis in the right hip after falling from her motor-bike. The second had arthritis of the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint of the right forefinger after shutting his finger in the door of his car. The third had arthritis of the right sternoclavicular joint after a road-accident while fastening her safety belt.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arthritis / etiology*
  • Arthritis / immunology
  • Female
  • Finger Injuries / pathology
  • HLA-B27 Antigen / immunology
  • Hip Injuries
  • Hip Joint / pathology
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / etiology
  • Joint Diseases / immunology
  • Joint Diseases / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / etiology*
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / immunology
  • Sternoclavicular Joint / injuries
  • Sternoclavicular Joint / pathology
  • Wounds and Injuries / complications*


  • HLA-B27 Antigen