JEFFREY D. URMAN, M.D.; ROBERT B. ZURIER, M.D.; NAOMI F. ROTHFIELD, M.D.
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Reiter's syndrome is a symptom complex of unknown cause characterized by the clinical triad of nongonococcal urethritis, arthritis, and conjunctivitis. An increased incidence of a specific histocompatibility antigen, HLA-B27, has recently been reported in patients with Reiter's syndrome, although a significant proportion of patients with the characteristic symptom complex are HLA-B27 negative (1).
Many organisms have been implicated as the cause of Reiter's syndrome (2). We recently observed a patient with many features of Reiter's syndrome, who was infected with Campylobacter fetus, formerly called Vibrio fetus (3). The organism was cultured from the blood during two separate flares of disease
URMAN JD, ZURIER RB, ROTHFIELD NF. Reiter's Syndrome Associated with Campylobacter fetus Infection. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:444–445. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-4-444
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(4):444-445.
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