The bacterial skin microbiome in psoriatic arthritis, an unexplored link in pathogenesis

psoriatic arthritis

The resident microbial community, harboured by humans in sites such as the skin and gastrointestinal tract, is enormous, representing a candidate environmental factor affecting susceptibility to complex diseases, where both genetic and environmental risk factors are important. The potential of microorganisms to influence the human immune system is considerable, given their ubiquity. The impact of the host-gene-microbe interaction on the maintenance of health and the development of disease has not yet been assessed robustly in chronic inflammatory conditions.

To access to abstract: The bacterial skin micro biome in psoriatic arthritis an unexplored link in pathogenesis: challenges and opportunities offered by recent technological advances (Image from http://arthritishelppc.blogspot.com/2012/04/psoriatic-arthritis-vs-psoriasis.html)

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