An estimated 1-3% of all patients with a nonspecific urethritis develop an episode of arthritis. The incidence is 1-4% after enteric infection. This number jumps to 20-25% after bacterial enteritis in HLA-B27-positive individuals. Prevalence of asymptomatic chlamydial infections, underdiagnosis, and underreporting may make the incidence even higher.It has been noted that worse functional capacity and higher disease activity are observed in the lower socioeconomic classes.
Reactive arthritis, Corticosteroids: Injection of a corticosteroid into affected joints can reduce inflammation and allow you to return to your arthritis is treated with Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): Prescription NSAIDs, such as indomethacin (Indocin), can relieve the inflammation and pain of reactive normal activity level, Rheumatoid arthritis drugs: Limited evidence suggests that medications such as sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), methotrexate (Trexall) or etanercept (Enbrel) can relieve pain and stiffness for some people with reactive arthriti