Cytomegalovirus infection in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

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

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is known to induce several autoimmune abnormalities in mice that resemble those found in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In addition, a potential role for CMV in the development and/or progression of SLE has been suggested. In order to further clarify this issue, we reviewed the relationship between SLE and CMV infection on the basis of the clinical and immunological features of cases reported in the literature and our own patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-564
Number of pages6
JournalClinical and experimental rheumatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Human cytomegalovirus
  • Opportunitic infection
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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