Antibodies to Proteus in Irish Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Early in 1985, Mr. Alex Whelan, the chief technician from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin, in Ireland, came to the Department of Immunology at the Middlesex Hospital to study under Professor Ivan Roitt and to extend his knowledge of immunological techniques. He became familiar with the work of the Immunology Unit at King’s College, but the patients with ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis patients were treated in the Department of Rheumatology at the Middlesex Hospital which was located a floor below the Department of Immunology.
KeywordsSystemic Lupus Erythematosus Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Ankylose Spondylitis Coeliac Disease Proteus Mirabilis
- Ebringer A, Shipley M, editors. Pathogenesis of ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis. Br J Rheum. 1988;27(Suppl. II):1–178.Google Scholar
- Hanly J, Hassan J, Whelan A, Feighery C, Bresnihan B. The effect of gold therapy on rheumatoid factor synthesis by synovial membrane. Br J Rheumatol. 1985;24:103.Google Scholar
- Hassan J, Hanly J, Whelan A, Feighery C, Bresnihan B. In-vitro production of immunoglobulins in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis and changes with gold therapy. Irish J Med Sci. 1984;153:256.Google Scholar
- O’Farrell C, Price R, Fernandes L. Immune sensitization to dietary antigens associated with IgA rheumatoid factor in rheumatoid arthritis. Br J Rheumatol. 1986;Abstract (Suppl. 2), Abs. 89.Google Scholar