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Swollen Joint in Children: Reactive Arthritis & Transient Synovitis (TS)

by Brian Alverson, MD
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    The lecture Swollen Joint in Children: Reactive Arthritis & Transient Synovitis (TS) by Brian Alverson, MD is from the course Pediatric Rheumatology and Orthopedics. It contains the following chapters:

    • The Swollen Joint
    • Transient Synovitis

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    1. Gonorrhea
    2. Chlamydia
    3. Group A Strep
    4. Yersinia
    5. Salmonella
    1. The arthritis is seen after 1-4 months after the first infection.
    2. The onset of reactive arthritis is generally acute and may be migratory.
    3. The classic triad includes; swollen knee, uveitis and urethritis.
    4. The diagnosis is mostly clinical.
    5. The classic genitourinary infection resulting in reactive arthritis is a Chlamydial infection.
    1. NSAIDs
    2. Oral steroids
    3. Intra-articular steroids
    4. Penicillin prophylaxis
    5. IV antibiotics
    1. …shows up after an acute viral syndrome.
    2. …is seen in children of 3-5 years age.
    3. …is usually polyarticular.
    4. …usually seen in knee joints most commonly.
    5. …can be cured only with IV antibiotics.

    Author of lecture Swollen Joint in Children: Reactive Arthritis & Transient Synovitis (TS)

     Brian Alverson, MD

    Brian Alverson, MD


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