Role of human parvovirus B19 in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis

Keiko Kumura Ishii, Yuichi Takahashi, Mitsuo Kaku, Takeshi Sasaki

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Abstract

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown origin. It has been speculated that infectious agents are responsible for triggering RA. Persistent infection with human parvovirus B19 and its induction of immunopathology are hypothesized to explain the initiation and perpetuation of the disease process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-207
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese journal of infectious diseases
Volume52
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Oct 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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