Increased prevalence of human parvovirus B19 DNA in systemic sclerosis skin.

@article{Ohtsuka2004IncreasedPO,
  title={Increased prevalence of human parvovirus B19 DNA in systemic sclerosis skin.},
  author={Tsutomu Ohtsuka and Soji Yamazaki},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={150 6},
  pages={1091-5}
}
BACKGROUND Human parvovirus B19 is a small, single-stranded DNA virus encoding two structural capsid proteins and a nonstructural protein. It is the aetiological agent of erythema infectiosum and transient aplastic crisis in patients with haemolytic anaemia, and has been associated with fetal death, arthritis and chronic anaemia. In recent years, the possible involvement of parvovirus B19 in systemic sclerosis (SSc) has been reported. OBJECTIVES To determine whether human parvovirus B19 DNA… CONTINUE READING
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