You are what you eat unless you have psoriatic
arthritis… next Gut Inflammation Tied To Worsening SpA.
Mitchell Zoler writing for Rheumatology News reported that according to the results of
a 63-patient study presented at the annual European Congress of Rheumatology, “among
patients with newly diagnosed spondyloarthritis [SpA], microscopic gut inflammation at baseline
was linked to a two-fold higher rate of anti-TNF treatment initiation.” The study found that
“SpA patients with microscopic gut inflammation initiated anti–tumor necrosis factor (TNF)
therapy roughly twice as quickly as those without gut inflammation at each time period
examined – at six, 12, and 18 months after their initial diagnosis.” After the 18-month
point, “56% of patients with inflammation were on treatment with an anti-TNF agent,
compared with almost 29% of the followed patients without microscopic gut inflammation.” Comment: Gut inflammation due to microbes
is linked to rheumatoid arthritis… and maybe now another form of arthritis.