You are what you eat unless you have psoriatic arthritis … next
Intestinal inflammation linked to the worsening of SpA.
Mitchell Zoler writes for Rheumatology News reported that according to the results of a study of 63 patients presented at the annual European Congress of Rheumatology, "among patients with newly diagnosed spondyloarthritis [SpA] the microscopic intestinal inflammation at the baseline was associated with a double the higher rate of initiation of anti-TNF treatment ". The study found that "patients with SpA with microscopic intestinal inflammation initiated therapy with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) approximately twice as fast as those without intestinal inflammation in each period of time examined – at six, 12 and 18 months after of his initial diagnosis. "After the 18-month point," 56% of the patients with inflammation were being treated with an anti-TNF agent, compared to almost 29% of the patients followed without microscopic intestinal inflammation. "
Comment: intestinal inflammation due to microbes is related to rheumatoid arthritis … and perhaps now with another form of arthritis.
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