March 28, 2017
To Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis, Look Past the Joints to the Gums
JAMA. 2017;317(12):1201-1202. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.0764
The mouth may seem like a strange place to search for a culprit in a disease that primarily affects the joints. But a recent collaboration by a group of multidisciplinary researchers suggests that one type of oral bacteria may be an important trigger in about half of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cases.