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Rheumatoid arthritis, food, and allergy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1948097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One of the most promising lines of research on the etiology and pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is its association with the genetically determined MHC class II antigens. The function of these macromolecules, presentation of antigens to the T-helper cells, supports the possibility that external antigens influence RA. We review available literature concerning the relationship between RA and food. Circumstantial evidence suggests that some foods or food components might influence subgroups of RA patients, although many of the publications on this subset do not meet acceptable standards of modern medical research.
M A van de Laar; J K van der Korst
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0049-0172     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Arthritis Rheum.     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-04     Completed Date:  1991-12-04     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306053     Medline TA:  Semin Arthritis Rheum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rheumatology, Jan van Breemen Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Antibody Formation
Antigens / immunology
Arthritis / etiology
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications,  etiology*,  immunology
Food Hypersensitivity / complications*
Hypersensitivity / complications
Immunoglobulin E / analysis
Intestines / immunology
Mastocytosis / complications
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Rheumatoid Factor / analysis
Synovial Membrane
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antigens; 37341-29-0/Immunoglobulin E; 9009-79-4/Rheumatoid Factor

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