Prevalences of herpesviruses DNA sequences in salivary gland biopsies from primary and secondary Sjögren's syndrome using degenerated consensus PCR primers.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune exocrinopathy associated with multiple autoantibodies, lymphocyte infiltration of various organs, and functional deficiency of T cells. Several viruses have been implicated by PCR based studies, but their contribution to the pathophysiology of SS is still controversial. OBJECTIVES In an attempt to… (More)

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