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Arthritis associated with salmonella infection

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Six cases of arthritis caused by or associated with Salmonella infection are reported. It is stated that an arthritis associated with a Salmonella infection cannot be excluded on the negative results of the Widaltest. Consequent upon Salmonella infection two different types of arthritis might develop: a) monoarticular infectious arthritis or b) a subacute reactive oligo-articular arthritis. In this study a patient with a chronic destructive ”reactive” oligoarthritis is described, resembling experimental ”Salmonella-associated arthritis” in rats. This form of arthritis might be regarded as an immune complex mediated disease associated with a chronic infection.

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Swaak, A.J.G., Van Soesbergen, R.M. & Van Der Korst, J.K. Arthritis associated with salmonella infection. Clin Rheumatol 1, 275–279 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02032086

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Key words

  • Salmonella Infections
  • Infections Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Chronic
  • Destructive Arthritis