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Frequency of triggering bacteria in patients with reactive arthritis and undifferentiated oligoarthritis and the relative importance of the tests used for diagnosis
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  • P Stowell
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    Dear Editor

    I am wondering why, in this day and age, researchers into the long term effects/links of infections and the possible connection with potentially devastating conditions do not use PCR testing for the identification of these infecting or trigger organisms? My understanding is that PCR testing is far more sensitive than indirect methods of detecting the body's response to the bug concerned.

    I would be inte...

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