Arthritis associated with Campylobacter jejuni enteritis

Scand J Rheumatol. 1981;10(2):77-80. doi: 10.3109/03009748109095276.

Abstract

Among 342 patients with infection due to Campylobacter fetus ss. jejuni, 8 cases (2.3%) of arthritis were found. Three patients had monoarthritis and 5 oligoor polyarthritis. The arthritis began 4 days - 4 weeks after the onset of diarrhoea; this interval and the synovial fluid findings suggest that the arthritis was reactive. The histocompatibility antigen HLA-B 27 was identified in 5 of the 7 patients tested.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arthritis, Infectious / etiology*
  • Arthritis, Infectious / immunology
  • Campylobacter Infections / immunology*
  • Diarrhea / etiology
  • Enteritis / complications*
  • Female
  • HLA Antigens / analysis
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged

Substances

  • HLA Antigens