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The effect of olive oil and fish consumption on rheumatoid arthritis--a case control study.
It is concluded that olive oil consumption and adherence to Orthodox lent may have a protective effect on the development and/or the severity of RA.
HLA-B*5101 in Greek patients with Behçet's disease.
Family history as a risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis: a case-control study.
This case-control study confirms the familial clustering of RA and suggests that mothers confer susceptibility to RA on their offspring more often than fathers.
Rheumatoid arthritis and oral contraceptives in the Greek female population: a case-control study.
A case control study of rheumatoid arthritis and oral contraceptives (OC) or postmenopausal hormones was begun in women aged 20 in 2 hospitals in Athens, with same hospital, age-matched controls, and multiple regression analysis did not find OC or post menopausal hormones significantly linked with rhearatoid arthritis.
The effect of Mycoplasma arthritidis infection on the phagocytic activity of macrophages in rats and mice.
The phagocytic activity of mononuclear phagocytes of A/J mice and Wistar rats was estimated by the carbon clearance test following injection of Mycoplasma arthritidis and there was not, however, an increase in the relative weight of liver and spleen as observed for the mice.
Klebsiella pneumoniae glycoprotein RU-41740 enhances resistance of mice against Mycoplasma arthritidis-induced arthritis.
It is suggested that RU-41740 protects the mice by stimulating macrophages, and this immunostimulant might prove useful in the treatment of mycoplasma diseases, especially in the immunocompromised host.
The effect of Mycoplasma arthritidis infection on the kinetics of colloidal carbon clearance in mice.
The early depressive effect on phagocytic activity may be related to superantigen activity with the production of mediators such as macrophage deactivating factor, which might bring about the stimulation of autoreactive clones of T and B cells and be responsible for the chronic arthritis that developed in the mycoplasma treated mice.
Effect of corynebacterium parvum in the induction and course of mycoplasma arthritis of mice
It was shown that mice immunostimulated with C. parvum were significantly protected against the establishment of arthritis if the mycoplasma was given 9 days after the Immunostimulant, but when the arthritis was established C.Parvum had no effect on the course of the arthritis.