The infection usually occurs days to weeks before the onset of joint pain. In some cases a preceding infection may only be identified with laboratory testing.

Symptoms include joint pain and stiffness, most commonly in the knees, ankles, and feet. In a type of reactive arthritis called Reiter's syndrome, there may be discomfort during urination as well as eye inflammation.

If needed, treatment includes anti-inflammatory medication or steroids.

Joint pain and swelling triggered by an infection in another part of the body.

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

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Cases per year

Fewer than 20,000 US cases per year

Treatable by a medical professional

Requires a medical diagnosis

Lab tests or imaging often required

Short-term: resolves within days to weeks

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