Chlamydia pneumoniae--a new causative agent of reactive arthritis and undifferentiated oligoarthritis.

Chlamydia pneumoniae--a new causative agent of reactive arthritis and undifferentiated oligoarthritis.
J Braun, S Laitko, J Treharne, U Eggens, P Wu, A Distler, and J Sieper
Department of Medicine, Klinikum Steglitz, Free University of Berlin, Germany.
 
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Abstract
OBJECTIVE--To examine whether reactive arthritis (ReA) known to occur after a urogenital infection with Chlamydia trachomatis can also follow an infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae, a recently described species of Chlamydiae that is a common cause of respiratory tract infectionsi. METHODS--Specific antibodies (microimmunofluorescence test) and lymphocyte proliferation to C trachomatis and C pneumoniae in paired samples of peripheral blood and synovial fluid were investigated in 70 patients with either reactive arthritis (ReA) or undifferentiated oligoarthritis (UOA). RESULTS--Five patients with acute ReA after an infection with C pneumoniae are reported. Three had a symptomatic preceding upper respiratory tract infection and two had no such symptoms. In all patients a C pneumoniae-specific lymphocyte proliferation in synovial fluid and a high specific antibody titre suggesting an acute infection was found.
 
CONCLUSION--C pneumoniae needs to be considered a new important cause of reactive arthritis.



Jim already posted this for me earlier!! It's in our Research tab.

JeanneRoz ~ DXi'd w/ CPNi 4/2007; 6/07 -"officially" dx'd w/CFIDSi/FM; also: HHV6, EBVi, IBSi-C, 100 Doxyi:BIDi<; 500 mg Biaxin BIDi; Tindamax Pulses, B12 shots, ERFA Dessicated Thyroid,Cortef, Iodoral 25 mg, Vit D-6,000 uni

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