Klebsiella pneumoniae infection may be linked to the development of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). In a meta-analysis of 25 studies, the presence of K. pneumoniae in feces was associated with AS. Patients with AS had higher rates of serum immunoglobulin (Ig)A and IgG vs. healthy controls.
Klebsiella pneumoniae Tied to Ankylosing Spondylitis
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