Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link
Volume 7, Number 6—December 2001
Letter

Reiter Syndrome Following Protracted Symptoms of Cyclospora Infection

On This Page
Article Metrics
1
citations of this article
EID Journal Metrics on Scopus

Cite This Article

Read original article, http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol7no3/connor.htm

To the Editor: I read with interest and some dismay the report by Connor et al. on Reiter syndrome following protracted symptoms of Cyclospora infection (1). Wallace and Weisman summarized quite eloquently the history of "Reiter's syndrome" (2). It is now well documented that the syndrome had been described several hundred years before Reiter's publication. More importantly, Hans Reiter was a war criminal, having participated in or supervised medical "experiments" conducted on concentration camp inmates by the Nazis. Wallace and Weisman suggest "Reiter does not deserve eponymous distinction. The disorder should be renamed 'reactive cutaneo-arthropathy,' or 'reactive arthritis' syndrome." I agree with this proposal, have made it my practice, and urge this journal and my colleagues to do the same.

Top

Victor S. Sloan

Author affiliation: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Top

References

  1. Connor  BA, Johnson  E, Soave  R. Reiter syndrome following protracted symptoms of Cyclospora infection. Emerg Infect Dis. 2001;7:4534.PubMed
  2. Wallace  DJ, Weisman  M. Should a war criminal be rewarded with eponymous distinction? The double life of Hans Reiter (1881-1969). J Clin Rheumatol. 2000;6:4954. DOIPubMed

Top

Cite This Article

DOI: 10.3201/eid0706.010635

Related Links

Top

Table of Contents – Volume 7, Number 6—December 2001

Page created: December 09, 2010
Page updated: December 09, 2010
Page reviewed: December 09, 2010
The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.
file_external