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Human microbiome, infections, and rheumatic disease

Abstract

Microbes have coevolved with their human hosts for millions of years and are vital to their normal development and homoeostasis. It is now clear that there is direct and indirect cross talk between the microbiome and host immune responses. However, the exact mechanisms for this microbial influence in disease pathogenesis remain elusive and are now a major research focus.

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Caminer, A.C., Haberman, R. & Scher, J.U. Human microbiome, infections, and rheumatic disease. Clin Rheumatol 36, 2645–2653 (2017) doi:10.1007/s10067-017-3875-3

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  • Human microbiome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spondyloarthritis