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Reactive arthritis - view of the feet

Reactive arthritis - view of the feet

Overview

Reactive arthritis is a disease which classically consists of inflammation of the joints (arthritis), urethra (urethritis), and eye. It frequently includes skin manifestations and is thought to be triggered in some people by an infection. This is a fairly typical rash on the feet. This type of rash may also appear on the hands.

Review Date 4/8/2019

Updated by: Gordon A. Starkebaum, MD, MACR, ABIM Board Certified in Rheumatology, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.