Reactive arthritis

Question

I have suffered from reactive arthritis for more than 20 months. 3 times citrobacter freundii group was isolated from my throat. Could this bacteria be a cause of my arthritis?

Answer

Unusual but I guess possible. It will be interesting to see what will happen when the bacteria is treated.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University