Elevation in anti-Proteus antibodies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis from Bermuda and England.

@article{Subair1995ElevationIA,
  title={Elevation in anti-Proteus antibodies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis from Bermuda and England.},
  author={H Subair and Harmale Tiwana and Mark D. Fielder and Allen Binder and Kathryn Cunningham and Alan Ebringer and Clyde D Wilson and Michael J. Hudson},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1995},
  volume={22 10},
  pages={1825-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from Bermuda and England have an increased anti-Proteus antibody titer when compared to healthy Bermudian and English controls, and to ascertain whether any increase in antibody titer is specific by testing 4 other microbes, Escherichia coli and 3 normal anaerobic bowel bacteria. METHODS Antibody titers were measured by ELISA and indirect immunofluorescence (IIFA) under coded conditions. RESULTS Elevated titers of anti… CONTINUE READING