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Reiter's syndrome: chronicity of symptoms and employment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3467689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To assess the chronicity of symptoms and long term prospects for employment in patients with Reiter's syndrome, a follow-up study of 111 patients was performed. Ninety-eight patients were available for follow-up; these had a mean disease duration of 7.9 years (range two months to 39 years). At follow-up, 55 patients had symptomatic joints and 26 objective evidence of synovitis, but only seven had chronic joint deformity. Seven patients fulfilled criteria for ankylosing spondylitis. Ninety-three patients were in functional class I or II, 86 patients were working, 26 had changed employment, and 11 were unemployed because of the disease. No prognostic features of value were identified. The tissue antigen HLA B27 was associated significantly with anterior uveitis and radiological sacroiliitis.
H H Hart; L E McGuigan; P J Gow; R R Grigor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0004-8291     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Med     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-19     Completed Date:  1987-02-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264322     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Med     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  452-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Reactive / complications,  physiopathology*
Chronic Disease
Follow-Up Studies
Joint Diseases / etiology
Middle Aged
Time Factors

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