Microbiome in Inflammatory Arthritis and Human Rheumatic Diseases.

  title={Microbiome in Inflammatory Arthritis and Human Rheumatic Diseases.},
  author={Jose U. Scher and Dan R. Littman and Steven B. Abramson},
  journal={Arthritis & rheumatology},
  volume={68 1},
Ever since its modern conception as a medical discipline, the study of microorganisms has paralleled the many technological advances in microbiology. In the 17th century, the inventor of the microscope, Antony van Leeuwenhoek, was also the first to describe – in the plaque of his own gumsthe millions of microorganisms (or “animalcules”) that reside within us. It is that multitude of microbes populating most human body cavities and surfaces, including its genetic and enzymatic composition, what… CONTINUE READING

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