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:: Reiter’s Syndrome :: March 6, 2007

Posted by Minci 先生 in Medical School.

Reiter’s syndrome is a triad of symptoms when you can’t SEE, can’t PEE and have pains in the KNEE. Classically, a person presenting to you in a genitourinary clinic with conjunctivitis, urethritis and arthritis. It can be caused by  organisms like Chlamydia trachomatis and also GI organisms like Shigella and Salmonella.

Who is Reiter?

He was a German military doctor. He first discovered this illness in soldiers who were having unsafe sex during World War I. However, due to his infamous contribution in WW2 by conducting experiments on ‘volunteers’ in the concentration camp… there is a campaign done by a group of doctors to phase out / abandon the term ‘Reiter’s’ and replace it with ‘sexually acquired reactive arthritis ‘ instead.



1. Puteri Nad :-) - March 6, 2007


anyway kenapa volunters di open-close quote kan?
tak pernah blaja pasal ini lagi,lambang takde cam synapse terusik pon ketika membacanye..ke da lupe?aaaaa

2. little healer - March 6, 2007

sbb kat NAZI concentration camp.. para prisoners telah dijadikan subjek experiment.. and it is not pleasant at all..

3. Amoun - March 6, 2007


Haaa… & I’ve been told that these days they no longer use the term ‘REITER’S SYNDROME’ but rather the term ‘REACTIVE ARTHRITIS’ is more appreciable…
Any comments on that?? hehe…

Ke ini benar utk Rheumato department aja?? Tanda Gynae still pakai Reiter’s Synd?? Sila jawab kalo tahu jawapan 😀

4. Amoun - March 6, 2007

MinCi!! Aku kena barr lagi!!

5. Amoun - March 6, 2007

Aik.. Tetiba dia kuar plak haha…
Aku nak perbetulkan statement aku di mana aku tidak terperasan LAST BIT of ya entry yg citer pasal si REITER itu sendiri…
Owh… Maka sbb tu la yer diorg tanak pakai REITER’S SYNDROME??

Diorg amat keji…
Motif nak buang nama Reiter semata2 sbb dia NAZI etc…
The fact that he contributed towards the acknowlegement of the syndrome should be appreciated out of the ‘political’ agenda…
Medic, medic la… Apa nak campur2 ngan politics segala…

Kalo nama REITER diorg nak buang…
What say you?? 😀

6. Puteri Nad :-) - March 7, 2007

aku rasa ko kene bar sebab ko asek2 menjerit la ihab dear [menurunkan tonasi mode]

7. little healer - March 7, 2007

to quote:
‘The term Reiter’s syndrome is being phased out, partly due to a move in the field of medicine to give descriptive names, rather than personal names, to conditions, and partly due to Dr. Reiter’s experiments in Nazi concentration camps. ‘

baru jer nk tohmah ‘SKIPPING!!!!!!!!!!’.. nasib baik ko perasan ayat hujung tuh.. 😛

how r u dear..

8. LaDy FaNtAgHiRo~ - March 7, 2007

waaahh.. new knowledge for me… ni yg best ni berkawan dgn pelbagai kaum yg pelbagai background nih~~~ ;D

yes nad.. how are you dear~~

9. Amoun - March 8, 2007


The fact still is… that Reiter’s yg jumpa syndrome ni dulu…
& dia patut diberi pengiktirafan…

SEKIAN sokongan saya kepada kepala hotak Nazi tersebut 😀

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