Infectious aspects and the etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.

Abstract

Infections are believed to contribute to the maturation of the immune system from the innate to the adaptive phases and therefore may take part in the induction of autoimmune conditions. In the current study, we present an extensive analysis conducted on sera samples of patients with rheumatoid arthritis in order to seek evidence of previous or coexisting… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12016-009-8158-6

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