Subject: Re: Septic Arthritis
Do they know how you developed the infection?
I do not have RA but have Ankylosing Spondylitis - and my pain, stiffness and disease activity is greatly connected to my gut and what I eat.
I found this overview on septic arthritis -
I was not surprised to see it say this -
"The most common route of infection is following a bacteremia. Causes of bacteremia leading to septic arthritis include urinary tract infection"
Which therefore ties in with this other research from Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, Kings College London Professor Brian Ebringer, where he says in this paper published in 2014 that -
Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by a Proteus urinary tract infection.
Which led on from research that said this in 2010 -
Conclusions. These studies link the type of colonizing bacteria in the gut and urine with the immune response (anti-bacterial and RF) in early-onset inflammatory arthritis and provide evidence for a role of the hostpathogen response in the aetiology of RF.
There's an interesting discussion about it in another forum website that I follow talking about use of Antibiotics for Proteus as the underlying cause of the disease -
We had a long chat on this forum about antibiotics a few years back here -
Obviously everyone has different stories and I have no idea if this of interest or wil help you.