Spondyloarthropathies: E. coli links IBD to spondyloarthritis

  title={Spondyloarthropathies: E. coli links IBD to spondyloarthritis},
  author={Dario Ummarino},
  journal={Nature Reviews Rheumatology},
  • Dario Ummarino
  • Published in Nature Reviews Rheumatology 2017
  • Medicine
  • extraintestinal manifestation in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), but the mechanisms underlying this association have not yet been clarified. In a new study, Viladomiu and colleagues found that IgA-coated Escherichia Coli are enriched in patients with Crohn’s disease-associated SpA (CD-SpA) as compared with patients with CD only. “Our microbial findings also correlate with patient-reported Bath ankylosing spondylitis disease activity index [scores],” says Randy Longman… CONTINUE READING

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