Research and new developments for reactive arthritis
Arthritis Research UK continues to support research into reactive arthritis. As a result, we now have a better understanding of how infections can trigger reactive arthritis by over-stimulating the immune system. Many studies have shown the presence of particles of bacteria and viruses within the inflamed joints. Further work is being done to determine whether these germs are present in a live or dead form in the joints. Learning more about the causes of reactive arthritis could mean that even more effective treatments can be developed in the future.