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Glossary for Reiterís syndrome

  • Acroosteolysis: A medical term for the slowly progressive destruction of the distal end of bones in the hands and feet. The condition may be inherited or may be acquired in occupations involving polyvinylcholoride plastic material.
  • Ankle conditions: Conditions that affect the ankle
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis: Inflammation of spinal joints similar to rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Ankylosis: Fusion of bones in a joint
  • Arthritis: General name for any type of joint inflammation, but often means age-related osteoarthritis.
  • Arthritis-like conditions: Medical conditions highly related to or similar to arthritis.
  • Back conditions: A group of conditions that affect the back
  • Behcet's Disease: Recurring inflammation of small blood vessels affecting various areas.
  • Campylobacter food poisoning: Common bacterial infection usually from chicken.
  • Campylobacter jejuni: Rod shaped bacteria causing diarrhea.
  • Campylobacter jejuni infection: Campylobacter jejuni infection is a common food borne bacterial infection which may vary in severity from mild to severe. Death can occur in severe cases but tends to occur in patients with other existing illnesses such as HIV, cancer or liver disease. The infection can in rare cause infection in other parts of the body such as the appendix, abdominal cavity, central nervous system (meningitis), gallbladder, urinary tract and blood stream. Undercooked chicken is the main source of infection.
  • Cervicitis: Inflammation of the cervix
  • Chlamydia: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • Conjunctivitis: Contagious eye infection
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Cystitis: Bladder infection or inflammation
  • Dactylitis: Sausage shaped swelling of the fingers and the toes.
  • Deep vein thrombosis: Blood clot in vein, often in calf muscle vein in the leg.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Entamoeba histolytica: Parasitic digestive infection.
  • Enteritis: Inflammation of the intestine.
  • Enthesopathy: A disease process occurring at locations where tendons and ligaments attach to bone.
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Eye conditions: Any condition that affects the eyes
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Flu: Very common viral respiratory infection.
  • Flu-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to flu including fever
  • Glaucoma: Glaucoma is the term for a diverse group of eye diseases, all of which involve progressive damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is usually, but not always, accompanied by high intraocular (internal) fluid pressure. Optic nerve damage produces certain characteristic visual field defects in the individual's peripheral (side), as well as central, vision.
  • Heart block: Failure of the heart's normal rhythm controls leading to arrhythmia
  • Heart conditions: Any condition that affects the heart
  • Heart symptoms: Symptoms affecting the heart
  • Human adjuvant disease: This is a connective tissue disease that affects some people after the injection of synthetic material for cosmetic surgery
  • Hyperprolactinemia: High levels of prolactin in the blood.
  • Keratitis: Any inflammation of the cornea of the eye
  • Lupus: Autoimmune disease with numerous effects on various organs and linings.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Myocarditis: Inflammation of the myocardium (muscle walls of the heart)
  • Non-Specific Urethritis: Urethral infection usually sexually transmitted
  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition characterised by mechanical disrturbances due to degradation of joints. It is the most common form of arthritis, and the leading cause of chronic disability.
  • Pericarditis: Inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Inflammation of fascia - plantar aspect (bottom) of foot.
  • Pleurisy: Inflammation of the pleural membrane
  • Prostatitis: Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland, in men.
  • Psoriatic Arthritis: Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic disease characterized by inflammation of the skin (psoriasis) and joints (arthritis). Psoriatic arthritis is said to be a seronegative spondyloarthropathy and therefore occurs more commonly in patients with tissue type HLA-B27.
  • Reactive arthritis: The inflammation of a joint
  • Retinoschisis: A rare inherited or acquired condition where the retina separates into two layers resulting in progressive vision loss.
  • Rheumatic conditions: Any condition that affects ones joints
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Autoimmune form of arthritis usually in teens or young adults.
  • Salmonella food poisoning: Common type of food poisoning.
  • Salpingitis: Inflammation of the fallopian tubes
  • Seronegative spondyloarthropathy: Spondyloarthropathy that is negative to rheumatoid facotr
  • Shigellosis: An infectious disease which affects the intestinal tract and is caused by the Shigella bacteria. The condition may be severe, especially in children, but may be asymptomatic in some cases. The disease can be transmitted through fecal-oral contact.
  • Spinal conditions: Any condition that affects the spine
  • Toxic megacolon: It is a life threatening complication.
  • Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.
  • Ureaplasma urealyticum: A condition which is characterized by urethritis in males and genital tract infections in females
  • Urethritis: Inflammation of the urethra
  • Urinary disorders: Any disorder that affects the urinary system
  • Urinary system conditions: Medical conditions affecting urination, urinary organs or the urinary system.
  • Uveitis: A condition which is characterised by the inflammation of the uvea of the eye
  • Vaginitis: Vaginal inflammation or infection of any type.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.
  • Vulvovaginitis: Irritation or inflammation of the vulva or vagina. The condition is very common in young girls and can be triggered by moisture, tight clothing, obesity and irritants such as soap.
  • Yersiniosis: A condition which is characterized by infectious diarrhea, enteritis, ileitis and occasionally septicaemia


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