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Causes of Reiterís syndrome

List of causes of Reiterís syndrome

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Reiterís syndrome) that could possibly cause Reiterís syndrome includes:

Causes of Reiterís syndrome (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Reiterís syndrome that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Reiterís syndrome Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Reiterís syndrome: Women less often than men and usually milder forms....more »

Gender Ratio of Reiterís syndrome: male predominance...more »

Gender Profile of Reiterís syndrome: Three percent of all men with a sexually transmitted disease develop Reiterís syndrome. Women can also develop the disorder,... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Reiter's Syndrome: NIAMS) ...more »

Reiterís syndrome: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Reiterís syndrome: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Reiterís syndrome:

  • Urogenital Reiterís syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal Reiterís syndrome
  • Dysenteric Reiterís syndrome
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Reiterís syndrome: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Reiterís syndrome as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Reiterís syndrome as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Reiterís syndrome. Our database lists the following as having Reiterís syndrome as a complication of that condition:

Reiterís syndrome as a symptom:

Conditions listing Reiterís syndrome as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Reiterís syndrome. Our database lists the following as having Reiterís syndrome as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Reiterís syndrome?

Article excerpts about the causes of Reiterís syndrome:
When a preceding infection is recognized, symptoms of Reiterís syndrome appear about 1 to 3 weeks after the infection. Chlamydia trachomatis is the bacteria most often associated with Reiterís syndrome acquired through sexual contact. Several different bacteria are associated with Reiterís syndrome acquired through the digestive tract, including Salmonella, Shigella, Yersinia, and Campylobacter. People may become infected with these bacteria after eating or handling improperly prepared food, such as meats that are not stored at the correct temperature.

Doctors do not know exactly why some people exposed to these bacteria develop the disorder and others do not, but they have identified a genetic factor (HLAĖB27) that increases a personís chance of developing Reiterís syndrome. About 80 percent of people with Reiterís syndrome are HLAĖB27 positive. Only 6 percent of people who do not have the syndrome have the HLAĖB27 gene. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Reiter's Syndrome: NIAMS)

Related information on causes of Reiterís syndrome:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Reiterís syndrome may be found in:

 

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