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Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2010 Nov;6(11):622-3. doi: 10.1038/nrrheum.2010.163.

Therapy: Gut-mediated autoimmune arthritis treated with antibiotics.

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Analytical Sciences Group, King's College London, 150 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NN, UK. alan.ebringer@kcl.ac.uk

Abstract

Bacterial infection is known to trigger a number of autoimmune disorders, an observation that indicates a potentially important role for antibiotics in treating these diseases. Indeed, results from an experimental model of autoimmune arthritis in mice suggest that antibiotics can prevent the onset of disease.

PMID:
21037561
DOI:
10.1038/nrrheum.2010.163
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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