Typically, symptoms last for 3-5 months, and most resolve by a year. However, 15-20% may involve a more chronic persistent arthritis, with joint damage and deformity in some. Those who are HLA-B27 positive are more likely to have a worse course, as are those who have hip involvement, those who do not respond to NSAIDs, and those who have elevated inflammatory markers (i.e., ESR greater than 30).
Outbreaks and recalls
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Technological Advancements That Help Fight E. coli
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Common Myths and Misconceptions About E. coli
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