Evidence of infectious cause

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This osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis) website states:

-Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints.

-Osteoarthritis occurs more frequently as we age. Primary osteoarthritis is mostly related to aging.

-Most cases of osteoarthritis have no known cause and are referred to as primary osteoarthritis.

-Osteoarthritis occasionally can be found in multiple members of the same family.

-Unlike many other forms of arthritis that are systemic illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus, osteoarthritis does not affect other organs of the body.

-common x-ray findings of osteoarthritis include loss of joint cartilage, narrowing of the joint space between adjacent bones, and bone spur formation.

I am having more and more difficulty accepting any disease or symptom are merely being part of the 'normal' aging process. How often do patients diagnosed with OA have undiagnosed systemic Th1 inflammationThe complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli such as pathogens or damaged cells. It is a protective attempt by the organism to remove the injurious stimuli as well as initiate the healing process for the tissue.?

Since studies are now showing that tetracycline can slow down the OA process, this suggests that this process is caused by bacteria. I suspect that lost cartilage will not be replaced but that eliminating CWD bacteria can halt the degenerative process.

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Usefulness of broad-range PCR for the diagnosis of osteoarticular infections.
Fenollar F, Lévy PY, Raoult D
Curr Opin Rheumatol20p463-70(2008 Jul)
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