Keratitis in Reactive Arthritis (Reiter Syndrome) in ChildhoodKozeis, Nikolaos MD, PhD*; Trachana, Maria MD, PhD†; Tyradellis, Straton MD*Cornea: August 2011 - Volume 30 - Issue 8 - pp 924-925 doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e3182000916 Case Report Abstract Author Information Abstract Purpose: To present a rare ocular manifestation of reactive arthritis (Reiter syndrome) in a child. Methods: A 10-year-old girl who was admitted to our hospital with low-grade fever, arthritis, and aching left eye with blurred vision was diagnosed with Reiter reactive arthritis. At the time of admittance, the ophthalmologic examination revealed keratitis; this mildly affected the vision. Results: Keratitis resolved under treatment with topical steroids and antibiotic drops after 1 month, without scarring. Although 75% of the patients with reactive arthritis present ophthalmic manifestations, keratitis is a very rare finding in reactive arthritis and even rarer in children. Conclusions: It should be kept in mind that keratitis could be an ocular manifestation of reactive arthritis in young patients. Author Information From the *Paediatric Eye Department and †Paediatric Immunology and Rheumatology Referral Center, First Department of Pediatrics, Hippokration Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece. Received for publication September 2, 2009; revision received September 9, 2010; accepted October 2, 2010. Reprints: Straton Tyradellis, Paediatric Eye Department, Hippokration Hospital of Thessaloniki, Konstantinoypoleos 49, Thessaloniki, 54642 Greece (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.