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Clin Rheumatol. 1988 Jun;7(2):285-7.

Acute rheumatoid factor positive (IgM) polyarthritis associated with a Klebsiella pneumonitis.

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Divisione Di Reumatologia, Istituto di Clinica Medica, Universita' Cattolica S. Cuore Rome, Italy.

Abstract

The authors report a case of a patient suffering from acute polyarthritis with a high rheumatoid factor titre, associated with a Klebsiella pneumonitis. A polyclonal B lymphocyte activation or a possible cross reaction between rheumatoid factor and an antigen related to Klebsiella may explain the elevated production of rheumatoid factor observed.

PMID:
3046829
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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