DONALD T. FOXWORTHY, M.D.; ROBERT M. POSKE, M.D.; EVAN M. BARTON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; LYLE A. BAKER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MAX M. MONTGOMERY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Reiter's syndrome, a condition of undetermined etiology, is manifested by urethritis, conjunctivitis and arthritis, and in its moderate and severe forms follows a characteristic course over a two to four month period. Remissions occur within a few weeks in the milder type of this syndrome. The patients with the severe form have persistent joint and muscle pain, high fever, rapid weight loss and marked joint effusions, and some also have extensive mucous membrane and skin lesions. These patients present a difficult problem in management, since no specific therapy is available. None of the antibiotics modifies the course. The disease is
FOXWORTHY DT, POSKE RM, BARTON EM, et al. ADRENOCORTICOTROPIN AND CORTISONE IN THE TREATMENT OF SEVERE REITER'S SYNDROME*. Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:52–62. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-44-1-52
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(1):52-62.
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