Reactive arthritis associated with Shigella sonnei infection

Arthritis Rheum. 1988 Sep;31(9):1190-3. doi: 10.1002/art.1780310917.


Several studies have failed to show an association between Shigella sonnei dysentery and reactive arthritis. We describe 3 patients who had reactive arthritis and a recent or concurrent S sonnei infection. To our knowledge, this is only the second study to suggest this association. We propose that S sonnei should be considered as a triggering agent for reactive arthritis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arthritis, Infectious / etiology*
  • Arthritis, Infectious / immunology
  • Dysentery, Bacillary*
  • HLA Antigens / analysis
  • HLA-B27 Antigen
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Shigella sonnei


  • HLA Antigens
  • HLA-B27 Antigen