Gram-negative bacteria and B27 disease.

  title={Gram-negative bacteria and B27 disease.},
  author={C. J. Eastmond},
  journal={British journal of rheumatology},
  volume={22 4 Suppl 2},
The role of infection in ankylosing spondylitis is speculative and different studies by several groups have yielded conflicting results. The role of infection, however, in reactive arthritis and Reiter's syndrome is well established. The Grampian region has experienced three outbreaks of gastroenteritis, two due to Campylobacter jejuni and one due to Salmonella typhimurium. These outbreaks have allowed a study of reactive arthritis in the affected population following these infections. These… CONTINUE READING

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