Keratoderma blenorrhagicum in a patient with Reiter syndrome

Valentina Dimitrova
2009 Journal of IMAB  
Reiter syndrome is a systemic disorder, originally defined as a triad of arthritis, urethritis and conjunctivitis. This symptoms complex usually follows an episode of either urethritis or dysentery. Skin and mucosal involvement is observed in about 10% of the cases. We present a case of Reiter's syndrome in a 55-year-old man who developed the typical skin lesions -kerathoderma blenorrhagicum. The disease started with a severe asymmetric oligoarthritis a month after the patient had urethritis.
more » ... t had urethritis. Two weeks after the onset of the arthritis red patches on the palms and plants appeared, which transformed quickly in harder and elevated plaques. Journal
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