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Primate spondyloarthropathy

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Spondyloarthropathy is a common occurrence in Old World primates, with only limited presence in New World monkeys. Clearly distinguished from rheumatoid arthritis, this erosive arthritis afflicts 20% of great apes, baboons, and rhesus macaques and had been increasing in frequency. Habitatdependent infectious agent diarrhea-induced reactive arthritis is implicated on a background of genetic predisposition. A gorilla-derived therapeutic preventative approach has possible application in human clinical medicine.

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Rothschild, B.M. Primate spondyloarthropathy. Curr Rheumatol Rep 7, 173–181 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11926-996-0036-0

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Keywords

  • Rhesus Macaque
  • World Monkey
  • Primatol
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Spondyloarthropathy