Poor prognostic factors in Reactive Arthritis

What are poor prognostic factors in Reactive Arthritis?

Reinfection, male gender, hip arthritis, erythrocyte sedimentation rate >30 mm/hour, sausage digits, poor response to NSAIDs, genetic susceptibility (HLA-B27), and heel pain are associated with a poorer prognosis.

In general, disability due to articular disease is related to responsiveness to medication in the absence of spontaneous remission.

The overall long-term prognosis for post-dysenteric ReA is better than post- Chlamydia ReA.


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