Systemic lupus erythematosus and parvovirus B-19: casual coincidence or causative culprit?


Systemic lupus erythmatosus (SLE) is a multi-system autoimmune disease characterized by auto-reactive cells and auto-antibodies, which can potentially affect all organ systems. Typical organ systems that are affected include the heart, lungs, skin, kidneys, and central nervous system. Its expression is believed to be dependent on various factors such as… (More)