What is Reactive Arthritis?
Reactive arthritis is a complication of some bacterial infections including those caused by Salmonella, Campylobacter, Yersinia, and Shigella. It causes painful swelling of the joints, redness and inflammation of the eyes and urinary tract inflammation that causes painful urination.
Symptoms of reactive arthritis usually develop between one and four weeks after the initial infection and last for three to 12 months. In rare cases, the symptoms can develop into a long-term disease. Less common symptoms include skin rashes and mouth ulcers.
Some people are more likely than others to develop reactive arthritis. Scientists have identified a genetic marker, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) B27, that is an indicator for reactive arthritis. Unlike the bacterial infections that can led to it, relative arthritis cannot be transmitted through person-to-person contact.
Doctors diagnose reactive arthritis by examining your joints and eyes. Sometimes the diagnostic process includes blood tests, joint fluid tests and imaging. The treatment goal is to manage symptoms and control any lingering infection.
The Pritzker Hageman food safety legal team has successfully represented clients in almost every foodborne illnessoutbreak over the past four decades.
Food Poisoning cases can be extremely complex. Our food safety attorneys have the experience to make sure these cases are handled correctly so our clients can get maximum compensation.
Our successes include a landmark $6.5 Million settlement for severe food poisoning injuries.
Put our food safety lawyers to work for you.
Call, email or text us – it’s absolutely free – and we’ll quickly be able to tell you if you have a case and explain the process of working with a lawyer and making a claim.