Anticardiolipin antibodies in patients with post-streptococcal reactive arthritis.

@article{Tamura2002AnticardiolipinAI,
  title={Anticardiolipin antibodies in patients with post-streptococcal reactive arthritis.},
  author={Naoto Tamura and Shigeto Kobayashi and Hiroshi Hashimoto},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={374}
}
Group A Streptococcus is a common bacterium that induces tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and pyoderma, and, furthermore, its metabolic products cause scarlatina. It is suggested that the molecular mimicry and cross reactivity between human tissues and the micro-organism are associated with immunogenic pathogenesis of well known poststreptococcal manifestations… CONTINUE READING