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Cure Research for Reiterís syndrome

Treatments for Reiterís syndrome

Treatments to consider for Reiterís syndrome may include:

Cure Research discussion for Reiterís syndrome:

Researchers continue to investigate the causes of Reiterís syndrome and study treatments for the condition. For example:

  • Researchers are trying to better understand the relationship of infection to Reiterís syndrome. In particular, they are trying to determine why an infection triggers arthritis and why some people who develop infections get Reiterís syndrome and others do not. Scientists have identified a genetic linkópeople who are positive for HLAĖB27 are more susceptible to Reiterísóand are studying why these people are more at risk than others.

  • Researchers are trying to develop methods to detect the location of the triggering bacteria in the body. Some scientists suspect that after the bacteria enter the body, they are transported to the joints, where they can remain in small amounts indefinitely.

  • Researchers are studying new treatments for Reiterís syndrome; for example, prolonged treatment with antibiotics or a combination of antibiotics and other drugs such as methotrexate or sulfasalazine. Several recent studies have shown that prolonged treatment with antibiotics may reduce the duration of symptoms in some patients with Reiterís syndrome caused by Chlamydia infection.

(Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Reiter's Syndrome: NIAMS)


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