Research has discovered that Chlamydia pneumoniae, a believed trigger of ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia, and C trachomatis may be responsible for 150,000 new cases of inflammatory arthritis each year in the United States. Inflammatory arthritis related to Chlamydia pneumoniae outnumbers new cases of rheumatoid arthritis with approximately 125,000 new cases of RA each year.
The study, led by John D. Carter, MD, of the University of South Florida, revealed that joint fluid in 62% of patients who have inflammatory arthritis from unknown causes tested positive for Chlamydia pneumoniae and/or C trachomatis. Chlamydia pneumoniae usually starts as an upper respiratory infection and C trachomatis usually starts as a urinary infection.
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