[Reactive arthritis due to Escherichia coli urinary tract infection]

Rev Med Interne. 2011 Jan;32(1):e4-5. doi: 10.1016/j.revmed.2010.02.011. Epub 2010 Jun 3.
[Article in French]


Reactive arthritis following Escherichia coli urinary tract infection is very rare. We report a 25-year-old woman with acute oligoarthritis associated with bilateral anterior uveitis after an episode of urinary tract infection due to E. coli. The diagnosis of reactive arthritis was considered and the patient treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. Disease course was rapidly successful and at 6-month follow-up the patient was asymptomatic. Reactive arthritis is associated with intestinal infection but also with common urinary tract infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use
  • Arthritis, Reactive / diagnosis
  • Arthritis, Reactive / drug therapy
  • Arthritis, Reactive / microbiology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Escherichia coli Infections / complications*
  • Escherichia coli Infections / diagnosis*
  • Escherichia coli* / isolation & purification
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Urinary Tract Infections / complications*
  • Urinary Tract Infections / diagnosis
  • Urinary Tract Infections / microbiology*
  • Uveitis / microbiology


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal