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Helminths and microbiota — partners in arthritis prevention?

Changes in the gut microbiome are thought to be important environmental triggers for inflammatory forms of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis. Could interactions between gut parasites, such as helminths, and gut microbiota be the key to normalizing an unbalanced microbiome and preventing arthritis?

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