Epstein-Barr Virus in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

@inproceedings{Draborg2013EpsteinBarrVI,
  title={Epstein-Barr Virus in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases},
  author={Anette Holck Draborg and Karen Duus and Gunnar Houen},
  booktitle={Clinical & developmental immunology},
  year={2013}
}
Systemic autoimmune diseases (SADs) are a group of connective tissue diseases with diverse, yet overlapping, symptoms and autoantibody development. The etiology behind SADs is not fully elucidated, but a number of genetic and environmental factors are known to influence the incidence of SADs. Recent findings link dysregulation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) with SAD development. EBV causes a persistent infection with a tight latency programme in memory B-cells, which enables evasion of the immune… CONTINUE READING

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