Reactive Arthritis belongs in a family of diseases classified as spondylitis. I have Ankylosing Spondylitis which is also in that group of diseases. To answer your question, I'll quote from the Spondylitis Association of America: "Reactive Arthritis typically follows a limited course, where symptoms subsiding in 3-12 months. However, the condition has a tendency to recur. about
15-20% of people with ReA develop a chronic, and sometimes severe, arthritis or spondylitis. "
Hopefully you will be in the large percentage of people with ReA that enjoy a short course with this disease. By the way, welcome to healing Well!
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