Bacteria responsible for gum disease facilitates rheumatoid arthritis

In an article published Sept. 12, 2013, in PLOS Pathogens, Jan Potempa, Ph.D., D.Sc., and his research team uncover how the bacterium responsible for periodontal disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis worsens rheumatoid arthritis by leading to earlier onset, faster progression and greater severity of the disease, including increased bone and cartilage destruction.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/uol…


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