Rheumatology International

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 1–3 | Cite as

Successful use of Etanercept for the treatment of Reiter’s syndrome: a case report and review of the literature

  • Amr EdreesEmail author
Review Article


The treatment of severe and refractory cases of reactive arthritis is not well defined. There is a limited data about the use of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) blockers in reactive arthritis. Herein is a description of a patient with severe case of Chlamydia trachomatis-related reactive arthritis that was refractory to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, sulfasalazine, prednisone, and methotrexate and was successfully treated with etanercept.


Reactive arthritis Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) blockers Etanercept 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Missouri-Kansas CityKansas CityUSA

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