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Thymus dysfunction, especially immune suppression, is frequently associated with various virus infections. Whether viruses may disturb the thymus function and play a role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases is an open issue. Enteroviruses, especially Coxsackievirus B4 (CV-B4), have been largely suggested as potential inducers or aggravating factors(More)
The spreading of viral RNA within Swiss Albino mice orally inoculated with coxsackievirus B4 E2 strain (CVB4 E2) was studied by using RT-PCR and semi-nested-RT-PCR methods. Viral RNA was detected in various organs: pancreas, heart, small intestine, spleen, thymus, and blood at various postinfectious (p.i.) times ranging from 8 hr to 150 days. Our results(More)
ECHO viruses (ECV) belong to the enterovirus genus of the Picornaviridae family and are the most frequently isolated from clinical and environmental samples. They are responsible for a wide variety of clinical syndromes involving most organs of the human body. We previously postulated that some of the variations in the recognition of ECHO virus type 11 (ECV(More)
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