Pathogen-specific risk of reactive arthritis from bacterial causes of foodborne illness

Chad K. Porter*, Daniel Choi, Mark S. Riddle

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Objective. Reactive arthritis (ReA) is a sequelae of common bacterial infections of acute gastro-nteritis. We assessed incidence of ReA following Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, or Yersinia infection utilizing a US Department of Defense medical database. Methods. Subjects with acute gastroenteritis attributed to these pathogens were matched with ≥ unexposed subjects. Medical history was analyzed for 6 months postinfection to assess for incident Re A. Results. A total of 1753 cases of gastroenteritis were identified. ReA incidence ranged from 0 to 4 per 100,000 person-years. Conclusion. These data are consistent with prior studies and highlight the need for continued primary prevention efforts. The Journal of Rheumatology

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)712-714
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Foodborne illness
  • Pathogen
  • Reactive arthritis


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