Parvovirus B19 infection of bone marrow in systemic sclerosis patients.

  title={Parvovirus B19 infection of bone marrow in systemic sclerosis patients.},
  author={Claudio Ferri and Krystyna Zakrzewska and Giovanni Longombardo and Dilia Giuggioli and F. A. A. Storino and Giampiero Pasero and Anthony Azzi},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  volume={17 6},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of human parvovirus B19 (B19) infection in the bone marrow of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients. METHODS Twenty-one consecutive SSc patients and 15 sex- and age-matched subjects without immunological rheumatic diseases were studied for: (i) the presence of circulating anti-B19 antibodies (anti-B19 IgG and IgM type and anti-B19 NS1 IgG) detected by means of standard methodologies, and (ii) B19 genomic sequences in sera and bone marrow biopsy specimens… CONTINUE READING

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