Germs and joints: the contribution of the human microbiome to rheumatoid arthritis

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Abstract

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a debilitating autoimmune disorder, the etiology of which is poorly understood. A new study reveals dysbiosis in gut and oral microbiomes of affected individuals, potentially providing a basis for patient stratification and clues to pathophysiological mechanisms of RA onset and progression.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)839-841
Number of pages3
JournalNATURE MEDICINE
Volume21
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2015

Keywords

  • chronic inflammation
  • microbiome

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