The Role of Infections in Arthritis and Spondyloarthropathies

from Alumni Day November 10, 2006

Stephen A. Paget, MD, FACP, FACR
Stephen A. Paget, MD, FACP, FACR
Physician-in-Chief Emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery

Robert D. Inman, MD
Professor of Medicine/Immunology
The Toronto Hospital

In this video interview, Dr. Paget and Dr. Inman discuss the role of infection in triggering arthritis, including the function of the HLA-B27 gene in the development of spondyloarthropathies and reactive arthritis. The interview also touches upon current efforts to define the role of anti-TNF agents and biologics as disease modifiers in spondyloarthropathies.


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