Primate spondyloarthropathy.

Bibliographic Collection: 
MOCA Reference, APE
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Rothschild, Bruce M
Year of Publication: 2005
Journal: Curr Rheumatol Rep
Volume: 7
Issue: 3
Pagination: 173-81
Date Published: 06/2005
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 1523-3774
Keywords: Animals, Disease Models, Animal, Incidence, Primate Diseases, Primates, Spondylarthropathies

Spondyloarthropathy is a common occurrence in Old World primates, with only limited presence in New World monkeys. Clearly distinguished from rheumatoid arthritis, this erosive arthritis afflicts 20% of great apes, baboons, and rhesus macaques and had been increasing in frequency. Habitat-dependent infectious agent diarrhea-induced reactive arthritis is implicated on a background of genetic predisposition. A gorilla-derived therapeutic preventative approach has possible application in human clinical medicine.

Alternate Journal: Curr Rheumatol Rep
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