Epstein-Barr Virus Infection May Contribute to Sjögren’s, Study Finds

Epstein-Barr Virus Infection May Contribute to Sjögren’s, Study Finds

294498

Epstein-Barr Virus Infection May Contribute to Sjögren’s, Study Finds

Infections with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the most common member of the herpes virus family, may contribute to the development of Sjögren’s syndrome by increasing the proportion of immune cells with autoimmune functions, a recent study suggests. Therapies targeting the interaction between EBV and activated immune cells may be useful in the clinic, the scientists said.  The study, “Association between EBV serological patterns and lymphocytic profile of SjS patients support a virally triggered autoimmune epithelitis,”…

You must be logged in to read/download the full post.