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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2008, vol. 14, book 1
Subject Collection: Medicine
Page: 68-71
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.14-1-2010.68
Online date: October 07, 2008

J of IMAB 2008; 14(1):68-71
Keratoderma blenorrhagicum in a patient with Reiter syndrome
Valentina Dimitrova1, Ivelina Yordanova1, Verka Pavlova1, Valentin Valtchev1, Dimitar Gospodinov1, Boryana Parashkevova2, Chavdar Balabanov2
1) Department of Dermatology and Venereology, 2) Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University – Pleven, Bulgaria

ABSTRACT:
Reiter syndrome is a systemic disorder, originally defined as a triad of arthritis, urethritis and conjunctivitis. This symptoms complex usually follows an episode of either urethritis or dysentery. Skin and mucosal involvement is observed in about 10% of the cases. We present a case of Reiter’s syndrome in a 55-year-old man who developed the typical skin lesions - kerathoderma blenorrhagicum. The disease started with a severe asymmetric oligoarthritis a month after the patient had urethritis. Two weeks after the onset of the arthritis red patches on the palms and plants appeared, which transformed quickly in harder and elevated plaques.

Key words: Syndroma Reiter, Keratoderma blenorrhagicum.

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Please cite this article as: Dimitrova V, Valtchev V, Yordanova I, Haidudova H, Gospodinov D, Tisheva S.  Keratoderma blenorrhagicum in a patient with Reiter syndrome. J of IMAB 2008; 14(1):68-71. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.14-1-2010.68

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