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What's the link between rheumatoid disease and gum disease?

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What's the link between rheumatoid disease and gum disease?

Studies have linked rheumatoid and gum disease for many years, but the link has not been well understood, other than both diseases involve inflammation. 

A new study from John Hopkins University has found that a bacterium that causes chronic gum infections also triggers the inflammatory autoimmune response found in rheumatoid patients.

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