Salmonella typhi: Reiter’s Syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Enteropathic Arthritis Autoimmune Infection Agent


Scientists first started noticing the link between Salmonella typhi infection and diseases that involve Reactive Arthritis (Reiter’s Syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Enteropathic Arthritis) after a 1953 outbreak of Salmonella enterica in Sweden that was caused by the ingestion of meat that was contaminated with this bacteria. 


Scientists Mark J. Soloski and Eleanor S. Metcalf have established a “clear etiological link” between infection with Salmonella typhi (the microorganisms that causes Typhoid Fever) and other Gram-negative pathogens that are able to colonize the digestive system. Their studies have linked prior infection with these Gram negative bacteria with the later development of Reiter’s Syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, or Enteropathic Arthritis.


Reiter’s Syndrome symptoms include: 


  1. Arthritis symptoms
  2. Eye swelling and irritation
  3. Urethritis or cystitis (inflammation and irritation of the bladder)
  4. Gastrointestinal problems
  5. Skin inflammation or irritation


Ankylosing Spondylitis symptoms include:


  1. Arthritis symptoms
  2. Eye swelling and irritation
  3. Arthritis symptoms
  4. Gastrointestinal problems
  5. Fusion of the vertebrae of the spine and/or ribs that make the spine less flexible


Psoriatic Arthritis symptoms include:


  1. Arthritis symptoms, especially in the lower back and in the fingers and toes
  2. Eye swelling and irritation
  3. Gastrointestinal problems
  4. Changes in the appearance of the fingernails or toenails


Enteropathic Arthritis symptoms include:

  1. Arthritis symptoms, especially in the back but also in the joints throughout the body
  2. Gastrointestinal problems


It doesn’t take a genius to see the common threads between these various diagnoses. All of them involve arthritis symptoms and gastrointestinal upsets and 3 of the 4 involve eye swelling and irritation. The authors of the study that linked these four diagnoses together as diseases that take shape due  to colonization of the digestive system with certain bacteria, causing inflammation in the gut.

Autoimmune Infection Disease Progression

Studies have shown that patients can develop autoimmune symptoms quite some time after an initial infection with Gram-negative bacteria such as Salmonella or E. coli. One study, for example, followed patients who had been infected with Salmonella and recovered and found that some patients didn’t develop joint pain for 4 to 5 months after the initial infection. In reality, there may be no time limit in terms of how long it takes for a patient with Salmonella or another Gram-negative infection to develop autoimmune symptoms. 


Research indicates that the infectious pathogens that are the root cause of Reiter’s Syndrome, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Enteropathic Arthritis may colonize the Mesenteric Lymph Nodes (lymph nodes located in or near the colon and small intestine). Through the lymph fluids, these bacteria can then cause inflammation and autoimmune symptoms in remote locations throughout the body. Animal studies have shown that Salmonella typhi is better able to travel throughout the body to cause autoimmune symptoms than Salmonella typhimurium or Salmonella enteritidis


An even more advanced theory of infection that arthritis patients should consider is Terrain Theory, which challenges the prevailing Germ Theory that was developed in 1861 by Louis Pasteur. Terrain Theory accepts that bacteria, viruses, fungi, and all other types of microorganisms are pleiomorphic and can change shape based on environmental conditions inside the human body. This ability to change shape allows infectious pathogens to go unnoticed by scientists who are studying autoimmunity with a Germ Theory stance. The ability that these germs have to change shape also limits the utility of antibiotic treatments that have a narrow spectrum of action. Pleiomorphism, or shape-changing abilities explain why antibiotics prescribed by the doctor do not work to cure diseases that can be cured using chlorine dioxide solution, a substance with a much broader antibiotic spectrum than anything that doctors can prescribe to patients.

Lipopolysaccharides and Peptidoglycans in Arthritis Patients

Lipopolysaccharides make up a significant proportion of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria. Peptidoglycans make up the outer cell walls of both Gram-positive bacteria and Gram-negative bacteria. In some patients, the digestive system is able to break bacteria down partially, leaving behind lipopolysaccharides or peptidoglycans. Both types of “bits and pieces” of infectious pathogens are able to set off innate immunity in plants and in humans, the same innate immunity reaction appears to take place. Indeed, in psoriasis patients, peptidoglycans from Streptococcal bacteria cause extreme irritation and inflammation in the intestines, skin, and joints. And recently, researchers have found Salmonella lipopolysaccharides and nucleic acids in the joints of arthritis patients. In animal models of arthritis, researchers have found that even tiny amounts of peptidoglycans or lipopolysaccharides can cause joint inflammation and pain.   


Chlorine Dioxide as a Cure for Autoimmune Disease

Chlorine dioxide solution is a substance that was originally used as a water purification agent in industrial water systems throughout the world. As such, most of the world’s population have consumed tiny quantities of chlorine dioxide solution. Chlorine dioxide is non-toxic and it can be used by pregnant women, lactating women, infants, and young children without causing negative side effects. 


Chlorine dioxide has an extremely broad spectrum of medicinal action on the body because it works through a process of oxidation. It has been used to cure autoimmune diseases ranging from autism to rheumatoid arthritis and HIV. This scares some people because we’ve been programmed to believe that there should be “1 pill for 1 disease” and to be skeptical of any panacea or medicine that could cure many diseases. 


Nonetheless, chlorine dioxide solution is the most common medicine used by people today to actually cure autoimmune disease. This medicine works quickly. Many people experience uncomfortable symptoms of detoxification at first, but then, notice immediately that their autoimmune disease has improved. If you aren’t familiar with chlorine dioxide or it’s sister compound, dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO–an FDA approved medicine that also has an extremely broad medicinal action), then we recommend that you download The Layperson’s Guide to Chlorine Dioxide and Miracle Mineral Solution to acquaint yourself with these medicines and how they can be used to cure autoimmune diseases.


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