Nov 1, 1975

The virus hypothesis in systemic lupus erythematosus

Annals of Internal Medicine
P E Phillips

Abstract

Type-C viruses are currently the prime etiologic candidates in systemic lupus erythematosus. On the basis of knowledge gained from studies of experimental and human models of chronic viral disease, there are possible pathogenetic roles of a virus in systemic lupus erythematosus. Experimental attempts at implicating specific viruses have been predominantly negative, but evidence for enhanced type-C-virus expression has recently been reported.

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Autoantibodies
T-Lymphocyte
Antibodies, Viral
Virus Diseases
Virus Replication
Kidney
Cistron
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Anthropoidea
Negri Body

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