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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) 

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.

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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.