Rheumatological, GI symptoms after infection with C jejuni/coli, E coli.
Mainstream medicine readily accepts the concept that certain bacterial infections in the gut can lead to systemic arthritis symptoms without the bacteria being present in the joint itself. So why do I have such a hard time convincing patients and many doctors that the GI tract can be a potent modulator of immune activity that can lead to systemic effects such as fatigue and joint pain and autoimmune diseases?? Maybe I’ll never get my answer on this one but I vow to keep plugging away.
Ann Rheum Dis — Abstracts: Locht and Krogfelt 61 (5): 448 –