Do minocycline and other tetracyclines have a place in rheumatology?

@article{Toussirot1997DoMA,
  title={Do minocycline and other tetracyclines have a place in rheumatology?},
  author={Eric A Toussirot and Jacques Despaux and Daniel Wendling},
  journal={Revue du rhumatisme},
  year={1997},
  volume={64 7-9},
  pages={
          474-80
        }
}
Tetracyclines are a family of antimicrobials with activity against a broad range of organisms including those that develop intracellularly. Links have been reported between some infections and some inflammatory joint diseases, with the most notable example involving mycoplasmas and rheumatoid arthritis. Reactive arthritides are known to be triggered by organisms found in the gastrointestinal or genitourinary tract, and antigenic material from these organisms has recently been demonstrated in… CONTINUE READING