Medline ® Abstract for Reference 36
of 'Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of Yersinia infections'
Ten-year follow-up study of patients with Yersinia arthritis.
Leirisalo-Repo M, Suoranta H
Arthritis Rheum. 1988;31(4):533.
Eighty-five patients with acute Yersinia arthritis were seen in followup for a mean of 10 years. During that time, peripheral joint symptoms occurred frequently (51.8%), but these symptoms were mild (45.9%). Development of a new reactive arthritis (4.7%) or chronic arthritis (2.4%) was uncommon. One-third of the patients experienced low back pain, and one-third of the patients had radiologic evidence of sacroiliitis. The presence of sacroiliitis was more frequent in patients with low back pain (46.7%) than in those who did not have symptoms (21.2%). More patients with HLA-B27 had low back pain and sacroiliitis, but there was no association of this genetic factor with the residual symptoms in peripheral joints.
Second Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland.