Rheumatoid arthritis: strong evidence of links to periodontal disease bacterium, A. actinomycetemcomitans

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Takeaway
  • A bacterium implicated in periodontal disease, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, also may initiate rheumatoid arthritis (RA) via hypercitrullination in host neutrophils.
Why this matters
  • The mechanisms linking periodontal disease to RA are an area of strong research interest with sig...