Intestinal parasites infection: protective effect in rheumatoid arthritis?

  title={Intestinal parasites infection: protective effect in rheumatoid arthritis?},
  author={Sandra Maximiano de Oliveira and Ana Paula Monteiro Gomides and L{\'i}cia Maria Henrique da Mota and Caliandra Maria Bezerra Luna Lima and Francisco Airton Castro da Rocha},
  journal={Revista brasileira de reumatologia},
  volume={57 5},
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune inflammatory disease, with a progressive course, characterized by chronic synovitis that may evolve with deformities and functional disability, and whose early treatment minimizes joint damage. Its etiopathogenesis is not fully elucidated but comprises immunologic responses mediated by T helper cells (Th1… CONTINUE READING