Correlation between cytomegalovirus infection and Raynaud's phenomenon in lupus nephritis.

  title={Correlation between cytomegalovirus infection and Raynaud's phenomenon in lupus nephritis.},
  author={Piero Stratta and Caterina Canavese and Giovannino Ciccone and Sonia Santi and Marco Quaglia and Valeria Ghisetti and Giovanna Marchiaro and Anna Maria Barbui and Fabrizio Fop and Roberto Cavallo and Giuseppe Piccoli},
  volume={82 2},
Relationships between viruses and autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are still elusive. Recent reports demonstrated the association of some viral infections with peculiar clinical events in the general population, such as cytomegalovirus (CMV) with arterial damage and Parvovirus B19 (PV-B19) with hematologic abnormalities. We planned to look for this kind of viral imprinting in SLE, hypothesizing that traces of specific features of some viral infections might be… CONTINUE READING


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