Risk factors associated with elevated blood cytomegalovirus pp65 antigen levels in patients with autoimmune diseases.

@article{Fujimoto2013RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors associated with elevated blood cytomegalovirus pp65 antigen levels in patients with autoimmune diseases.},
  author={Daichi Fujimoto and Aki Matsushima and Miki Nagao and Shunji Takakura and Satoshi Ichiyama},
  journal={Modern rheumatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={345-50}
}
OBJECTIVES To further assess the relationship between elevated levels of cytomegalovirus (CMV) pp65 antigen in blood, as indicative of viral load, during treatment-free follow-up and CMV diseases in patients with autoimmune diseases and to identify any risk factors associated with elevated viral loads. METHODS This was a retrospective review of the electronic medical charts of 148 patients with autoimmune diseases who tested positive for CMV pp65 antigen in the blood. RESULTS A total of 106… CONTINUE READING