Possible triggering effect of cytomegalovirus infection on systemic lupus erythematosus

M. Nawata, N. Seta, M. Yamada, I. Sekigawa, N. Iida, H. Hashimoto

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Abstract

We report on a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who showed elevated titers of IgM antibodies to cytomegalovirus (CMV), suggesting CMV infection at the onset of SLE. Serum CMV antigens were also detected in the patient. These findings raise the possibility that CMV infection may be related to the onset of SLE in certain patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-362
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Proteinuria
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Thrombocytopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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