Clostridium difficile associated with reactive arthritis in an HLA-B27 positive female: Report and literature review

L. A. Mermel, Thomas Osborn

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A case of Clostridium difficile associated reactive arthritis in an HLA-B27 positive female is reported and compared to 9 other cases. The clinical course of C. difficile associated reactive arthritis is similar to that caused by other enteric pathogens. Therefore, C. difficile should be considered in the differential diagnosis of the reactive arthritides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-135
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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