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Incidence of yersinia enterocolitica antibodies in patients with inflammatory joint diseases

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Agglutinating antibodies against Yersinia enterocolitica serotypes 0:3, 0:8 and, to a minor extent, 0:6 were found in 18 out of 93 patients with inflammatory joint diseases. Patients with undifferentiated arthritis showed the highest prevalence of antibodies against Yersinia enterocolitica. The possibility that serotypes other than 0:3 may be involved in triggering arthritis is discussed.

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Tamburrino, V., Monno, R., Valenza, M.A. et al. Incidence of yersinia enterocolitica antibodies in patients with inflammatory joint diseases. Clin Rheumatol 12, 354–356 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02231578

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  • Yersinia Enterocolitica
  • Antibodies
  • Inflammatory Joint Diseases