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The clinical evidence pointing to an infective origin of rheumatoid arthritis has led numerous investigators to seek a bacterial agent to which etiological significance could be ascribed. A great variety of such agents has been reported, but lack of uniformity in the results obtained has confused the issue. Cecil, Nicholls, and Stainsby, by the use of a special technique, claim to have demonstrated the presence of streptococci in the blood stream in 61.5 per cent of a series of 78 cases examined. Because of the unusual nature of this report and the importance of their findings, the present investigation was
Studies on the Etiology of Rheumatoid Arthritis. I. Bacteriological Investigations on Blood, Synovial Fluid, and Subcutaneous Nodules in Rreumatoid Arthritis.. Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:1227–1228. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-9-1227_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(9):1227-1228.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology.
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