AS patients have different guts

Pioneering research from Queensland has shown that people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have very different gut microbial profiles compared with healthy controls.

The study, the first to characterise the gut microbiome in AS, found a much greater abundance of five families of bacteria in AS patient guts – Lachnospiraceae, Veillonellaceae, Prevotellaceae, Porphyromonadaceae and Bacteroidaceae.

The first two of these have been

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