[Systemic lupus erythematosus and Epstein-Barr virus]
ResumoWe determined the prevalence of antibodies to Epstein-Barr virus [EBV] in 44 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus [SLE] and 44 healthy blood donors matched for sex and age as controls. Of the cases, 39 were women; mean age was 33 years. Four cases [9%] and 5 controls [11%] were positive for IgM anti-viral capsid antigen [VCA] [P = 0.9]. All the cases were positive for IgG anti-VCA compared with 91% of the controls [P = 0.12]. The mean immunity ratio for this antibody was 2.341 in cases and 1.873 in controls [P = 0.068]. Forty [91%] cases were positive for IgG anti-EBNA1 [EB nuclear antigen1] compared with 42 [95%] controls [P = 0.6]
Tazi, I., Fehri, S., Elghrari, K., Ouazzani, T. & Benchemsi, N. (2009). [Systemic lupus erythematosus and Epstein-Barr virus]. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117688
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (3), 701-708, 2009
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