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Reactive arthritis induced by recurrent Clostridium difficile colitis

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Author(s): Allison Marr | Ryan Mertens | Darla Klug Eastman

Journal: Rheumatology Reports
ISSN 2036-7511

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: e1;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Reactive Arthritis | Clostridium difficile colitis | recurrence

ABSTRACT
Clostridium difficile colitis is a common infection that can be difficult to resolve and may result in recurrent infections. Reactive arthritis is a rare presentation of this disease and its treatment is not well differentiated in the literature. We describe a case of reactive arthritis occurring in a patient with a history of recurrent Clostridium difficile colitis while currently receiving a taper of oral vancomycin. His arthritis symptoms resolved with corticosteroids and continued treatment with anticlostridial antibiotics.

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