A recent study has found that a certain type of E Coli bacteria has been linked to joint pain in Crohn’s disease patients.
Many people with Crohn’s disease also suffer from peripheral spondyloarthritis (SpA), a condition which causes pain in the joints and the spine. Until now, doctors were unsure of the link between SpA and Crohn’s disease, but stool samples from patients with both conditions have shown the presence of a strain of escherichia coli.
The discovery will help doctors come up with effective treatments for patients with Crohn’s who also have SpA, with the aim of targeting the E Coli bacteria and stopping the inflammation it causes in the stomach and the joints. Read more about this research here.
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