Viruses and autoimmunity: an affair but not a marriage contract.

@article{Rouse2002VirusesAA,
  title={Viruses and autoimmunity: an affair but not a marriage contract.},
  author={Barry T Rouse and Shilpa Deshpande},
  journal={Reviews in medical virology},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={107-13}
}
Viruses are considered as causative agents and contributors to lesion expression in autoimmune disease, notions best supported by studies in animal model systems. This review discusses relationships between virus infection and autoimmunity focusing on mechanisms by which they could induce autoreactivity. The popular idea of molecular mimicry is viewed… CONTINUE READING