Enterobacterial antibodies in Chinese patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

@article{Chou1998EnterobacterialAI,
  title={Enterobacterial antibodies in Chinese patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.},
  author={C. T. Chou and Jaakko Uksila and Paavo Toivanen},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={1998},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={161-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the role of microbial infection in rheumatic diseases. METHODS Sera from 39 Chinese patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 52 patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and 51 healthy subjects (HS) were examined for IgG, IgA, and IgM class antibodies against Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli, Campylobacter jejuni, Salmonella typhimurium and enteritidis, Yersinia enterocolitica, and Klebsiella pneumoniae (capsular serotypes 31 and 43), using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent… CONTINUE READING