Reiter’s syndrome, which includes and is sometimes referred to as "reactive arthritis," is an uncommon, but debilitating, result of a salmonella infection.
Reiter’s syndrome is a disorder that causes at least two of three seemingly unrelated symptoms: reactive arthritis, eye irritation, and urinary tract infection. The reactive arthritis associated with Reiter’s develops when a person eats food that has been tainted with bacteria. Reactive arthritis is characterized by the inflammation of one or more joints, following an infection localized in another portion of the body, commonly the gastrointestinal tract.
The symptoms of Reiter’s Syndrome usually occur between one and three weeks after the infection.