Elevated antibody levels against Chlamydia, Borrelia and Ehrlichia cannot discriminate patients with axial spondyloarthritis from non-specific low back pain

Louise Thuesen Hermansen, A. G. Loft, A. A. Christiansen, L. Gilbert, K. Garg, K. Karvonen, A. G. Jurik, U. Weber, B. Arnbak, C. Manniche, T. S. Jensen, M. Østergaard, S. J. Pedersen, T. Barington, H. J. Kolmos, K. Hørslev-Petersen & O. Hendricks
Triggering bacterial infections have been considered part of the cause of spondyloarthritis (SpA). In this study, we investigated whether antibody titers against Chlamydia pneumoniae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia garinii, Borrelia afzelii, and Ehrlichia could be used to discriminate[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]
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