A certain bacteria found in milk could play a role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis.
What do these two diseases have in common, apart from being characterized by inflammation? Quite a lot, actually, according to new researchrecently published in the journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology.
Both of these conditions share a similar genetic background and are often treated with similar immunosuppressants, because both illnesses are autoimmune disorders.
These similarities intrigued the authors of the new research, who are: Saleh Naser, who is an infectious disease specialist at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando; Dr. Shazia Bég, who is a rheumatologist at UCF’s physician practice; and Robert Sharp, who is a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical sciences at UCF’s medical school.
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