Frequency of transforming Epstein-Barr virus in oropharyngeal secretions of rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Abstract

To determine if rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients have an increased frequency of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) shedding into saliva, throat washings were collected from 59 patients with RA and 64 healthy adult controls. EBV in filtered samples was detected by transformation of human umbilical cord lymphocytes. EBV was detected in 27% (16/59) of throat washings… (More)

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@article{Aitcheson1983FrequencyOT, title={Frequency of transforming Epstein-Barr virus in oropharyngeal secretions of rheumatoid arthritis patients.}, author={Carol T. Aitcheson and Gregory L Wilson and P Brent Ferrell and Eng M Tan}, journal={Intervirology}, year={1983}, volume={19 3}, pages={135-43} }