Type C retroviruses of the human T cell leukemia family are not evident in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Type C retroviruses of the human T cell leukemia virus (HTLV) family have been implicated in immune aberrations observed in patients with leukemias, lymphomas, and the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. We have investigated whether retroviruses of the HTLV family are involved in the etiopathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by using 1) an… (More)