Juvenile arthritis is a disease that can be attributed to genetic factors as well as environmental factors. Researchers examined data from a British electronic record system, discovering 152 juvenile arthritis diagnoses made between 1994-2013 among children in the UK between age 1 and 15 years old. The study team suggests that antibiotics use can double the risk and a five prescriptions of antibiotics can triple the risk. Although this study can not conclude a cause and effect relationship, this study also suggests that those kids with juvenile arthritis may be already prone to developing more infections due to their lower immune system. What are your thoughts about the link between antibiotics and juvenile arthritis?
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