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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Reiter's Syndrome
Answer: One of the causes is veneral disease caused by a particular class of organism. However, like most autoimmune diseases-this is a potential trigger only, not the cause. The cause is your bodies immune system's response to a stimuli. Other stimuli can be the trigger as well.
Reiter's Disease and Decreased T-Cells [posted 8/7/98]
Answer: Your t cells vary a lot depending on the external challenge to them, much as your other white cells will go up or down if you are infected. I wouldn't be overly worried about this.
Answer: Any standard textbook of medicine or rheumatology. Harrisonís Principles of Internal Medicine(ed. Isselbacher, Braunwald, Wilson, Martin, Fauci, Kasper) or Kelly's Rheumatology will give adequate information. Available in any medical library and most general libraries(at least the Harrison's).