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Detection of human retrovirus 5 in patients with arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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OBJECTIVE: To examine whether human retrovirus 5 (HRV-5) infection is associated with autoimmune rheumatic disease. METHODS: DNA from patients with various disorders including inflammatory diseases and from normal subjects was tested by nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for HRV-5 proviral DNA. Positive results were confirmed by DNA sequencing. RESULTS: HRV-5 proviral DNA was detected in 53% of synovial samples from arthritic joints, in 12% of blood samples from patients with rheumatoid a...

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Arthritis and rheumatism More from this journal
Volume:
42
Issue:
3
Pages:
448-454
Publication date:
1999-03-01
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EISSN:
1529-0131
ISSN:
0004-3591
Language:
English
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pubs:377341
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uuid:0729c95c-150b-48a7-a09c-1a0143b611a3
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377341
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2013-11-16

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