Which bacteria are linked to human leukocyte antigen (HLA) B27–associated reactive arthritis?

Updated: Oct 30, 2018
  • Author: Anna Luisa Di Lorenzo, MBBCh; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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The first bacterial infection noted to be causally related to reactive arthritis was Shigella flexneri. Other bacteria that have been implicated in reactive arthritis include several Salmonella species, Yersinia enterocolitica, Campylobacter jejuni, Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Clostridium difficile, and Ureaplasma urealyticum.


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