Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 1250--1252

Shigella flexneri associated reactive arthritis - GI transmitted or sexually transmitted?


Nidhi Kaeley1, Manish Kumar2, Bharat B Bhardwaj1, Vempalli Nagasubramanyam1 
1 Department of Emergency Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of General Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Manish Kumar
Department of General Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh - 249 203, Uttarakhand
India

The pathogenic association of reactive arthritis with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) needs more attention. In this case report we described a case of 22 year old male patient suffering from severe HIV infection. He presented with the complaints of left knee joint pain associated with swelling and tenderness. He also developed keratotic papules on palms and soles and polycyclic erosions on the glans penis. He was diagnosed as a case of reactive arthritis with HIV infection. The patient was treated with sulfasalazine and anti retroviral therapy. We, hereby discuss the underlying pathogenesis and treatment modalities in patients of reactive arthritis with underlying HIV infection. The treatment of reactive arthritis with HIV is a challenge due to limited options of immunosupressive agents.


How to cite this article:
Kaeley N, Kumar M, Bhardwaj BB, Nagasubramanyam V. Shigella flexneri associated reactive arthritis - GI transmitted or sexually transmitted?.J Family Med Prim Care 2019;8:1250-1252


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Kaeley N, Kumar M, Bhardwaj BB, Nagasubramanyam V. Shigella flexneri associated reactive arthritis - GI transmitted or sexually transmitted?. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 23 ];8:1250-1252
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