Increased prevalence of polyomavirus BK viruria that correlates with thrombocytopenia in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus on intensive immunosuppressive therapy.

@article{Lu2009IncreasedPO,
  title={Increased prevalence of polyomavirus BK viruria that correlates with thrombocytopenia in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus on intensive immunosuppressive therapy.},
  author={Ming-Chi Lu and C G Yu and W Yin and Chien-Hsueh Tung and Kuang-Yung Huang and Su-qin Liu and N E Lai},
  journal={Autoimmunity},
  year={2009},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={216-23}
}
The prevalence of polyomavirus BK (BKV) reactivation is high in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) on long-term immunosuppressants compared to normal population. However, only a few studies are available for the possible correlation of BKV reactivation and clinical manifestations in SLE patients. In the present study, we tried to correlate BKV viruria, clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, and medications in patients with SLE. The urine BKV viral DNA copies were detected… CONTINUE READING
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