Distal airway dysbiosis is present in untreated early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and similar to that detected in sarcoidosis lung inflammation, according to a recent study. This community perturbation, which correlates with local and systemic autoimmune/inflammatory changes, may potentially drive ini...
A type of bacteria found in severe gum disease may trigger many cases of…
nbcnews.com|By Maggie Fox
A pair of recent studies look in an interesting place to find commonality among rheumatoid arthritis sufferers: their guts.
hcplive.com|By Ryan Black
Subgroups of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients have differential IgG or IgA immune reactivity with Prevotella copri, an intestinal microbe, which appears to be specific for this disease, according to a recent study. These observations provide evidence that P. copri is immune-relevant in RA pathogen...
How Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Result from Provocation of the Immune System by Microorganisms and Viruses
The pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA),…
Infections of the gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts appear to reduce RA risk, but prostate and respiratory infections do not.