Systemic lupus erythematosus in adults is associated with previous Epstein-Barr virus exposure.

@article{James2001SystemicLE,
  title={Systemic lupus erythematosus in adults is associated with previous Epstein-Barr virus exposure.},
  author={Judith A. James and Barbara R. Neas and Kathy L. Moser and Troii Hall and Gail R. Bruner and Andrea L. Sestak and John Barker Harley},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={1122-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The possible molecular mimicry of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) peptide PPPGRRP by the peptide PPPGMRPP from Sm B'/B of the human spliceosome is consistent with the possibility that EBV infection is related to the origin of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in some patients. Association of EBV exposure with SLE was therefore tested for and… CONTINUE READING