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19Mar2015

Inflammation in mouth, joints in rheumatoid arthritis

inflammationPeriodontitis shares pathogenic mechanisms with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and may trigger its onset, scientists say. In a new study, researchers performed joint and dental examinations, determined Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) antibodies, and examined inflammatory microenvironments in early and chronic RA patients. See the whole article at http://tinyurl.com/ntcg95o.

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