The role of chlamydia infection in reactive arthritis. A case report

Antonella Savelli, Lisa Pecorari, Maria Marsella, Caterina Borgna-Pignatti, Rosario Cultrera, Silvia Seraceni, Carlo Contini

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Reactive arthritis is defined as a joint inflammatory disease with a history of urethritis, gastroenteritis, or an upper respiratory tract infection in the previous four weeks. We report on a child presenting with reactive arthritis. Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA was demonstrated in the synovial fluid and cultured peripheral blood mononoclear cells. The role of PCR testing of the synovial fluid and blood in the diagnosis of a sero-negative arthritis is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalActa Medica Mediterranea
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Cell culture
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Reactive arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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