A case of Fiessinger-Leroy-Reiter syndrome. Etiopathogenic, diagnostic and therapeutic problems

Bottoni, U.; Carlesimo, S.; Innocenzi, D.; Indelicato, V.; Pagliarini, S.

Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia Organo Ufficiale Societa Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia 125(5): 191-194


ISSN/ISBN: 0392-0488
PMID: 2253950
Document Number: 366167
The Authors report the case of a young man with urethritis, conjunctivitis and oligoarticular arthritis. These symptoms are characteristic of Reiter's syndrome. Our patient also presented an inversion of CD4/CD8 ratio but the number and the activity of natural killer cells were normal and the research for HIV was negative. On the contrary the research for Chlamydiae by fluorescein-binding antibodies in urethral fluid was positive while the human leukocyte antigen HLA B27 was absent. The patient has been successfully treated by tetracycline and steroids. The Authors discuss the diagnostic, etiopathogenetic and therapeutical problems of this case, matching their findings to the up-to-date knowledge of Reiter's syndrome.

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