No Definite Association between Human Parvovirus B19 Infection and Behçet Disease

@inproceedings{Habibagahi2015NoDA,
  title={No Definite Association between Human Parvovirus B19 Infection and Behçet Disease},
  author={Mojtaba Habibagahi and Zahra Habibagahi and Said-Mostafa Saidmardani and Faezeh Sadeghian},
  booktitle={Iranian journal of medical sciences},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The etiology of the Behçet disease (BD) has remained obscured. There have been studies to show the association of BD to infections like herpes simplex, hepatitis, and parvovirus B19 however, the findings are rather controversial. MATERIALS AND METHODS We selected 55 patients with the best matched symptoms of BD and measured the loads of B19 DNA in their plasma by quantitative real time PCR and verified their seropositivity by ELISA. All findings were compared to the results from 42… CONTINUE READING
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