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Arthritis Center of Riverside
11725 Slate Avenue
Riverside, CA  92505
Tel: 951.352.1700
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Detection of Mycoplasmal Infections

Rheumatology 1999; 38:504-509.


Detection of Mycoplasmal Infections in Blood of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis


Jörg Haier 1, Marwan Nasralla 1, A. Robert Franco 2, and Garth L. Nicolson 3

1 The Institute for Molecular Medicine, 16371 Gothard St. H, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
2 The Arthritis Center of Riverside, Riverside, CA 92501

SUMMARY

Diagnosis and Integrative Treatment of Intracellular Bacterial Infections

Clinical Practice of Alternative Medicine 2000;1(2):92-102.
 Official journal of the American College of Advancement in Medicine

 

Publications Text

Role of Mycoplasmal Infections in Fatigue Illnesses: Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Syndroms, Gulf War Illness and Rheumatoid Arthritis
G.L. Nicolson, PhD, M.Y. Nasralla, PhD, A.R. Franco, MD, K. De Meirleir, MD, N.L. Nicolson, PhD, R.Ngwenya, MD, and J.Haier, MD, PhD,
Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Minireview-Microbiology) 

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     The information in this website is not intended to replace a rheumatology textbook nor be a complete update of the rheumatology scientific literature.  It should not be misconstrued as personal medical advice.  Rather, it portrays Dr. Al Robert Franco's interests in the field of rheumatology, namely, the interrelationship between infections and rheumatic diseases and how this applies to the treatment of arthritis.

Copyright © 2011, The Arthritis Center of Riverside

What Is The Treatment Duration?

     The antibiotic treatment lasts months or years. The nutraceuticals/medical foods suggested are tailored to each individual. The whole treatment is based on Dr. Franco's beliefs and research findings that microorganisms including mycoplasmas trigger/ cause inflammatory forms of arthritis.

What Is Dr. Franco's Interest In The Field of Rheumatology?

     Dr. Franco believes that infections trigger different forms of arthritis.  These infections are caused by various micro-organisms that include bacteria, mycoplasma, viruses and parasites. They may trigger rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, scleroderma, dermato/polymyositis, reactive arthritis/post infectious arthritis, and others.

What Do Rheumatologists Treat?*

Rheumatologists treat arthritis, certain autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain disorders and osteoporosis. There are more than 100 types of these diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and tendonitis. Some of these are very serious diseases that can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

What is a Rheumatologist?*

A rheumatologist is an internist or pediatrician who is qualified by additional training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones.  Many rheumatologists conduct research to determine the cause and better treatments for these disabling and sometimes fatal diseases.

Dr Lallande Profile Text 2

     Dr. Lallande searched for a medical school that would satisfy his interests. In 1991 he made his choice to attend the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He did this because of their outstanding reputation for producing excellent physicians that try to help the entire patient in a holistic manner. Dr. Lallande graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, and he ranked sixth in a class of one hundred fifty.

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     *The information in this website is not intended to replace a rheumatology textbook nor be a complete update of the rheumatology scientific literature.  It should not be misconstrued as personal medical advice.  Rather, it portrays Dr. Al Robert Franco's interests in the field of rheumatology, namely, the interrelationship between infections and rheumatic diseases and how this applies to the treatment of arthritis.