Does Epstein-Barr Virus Infection Contribute to Disease Flares in Rheumatoid Arthritis?Jacques P Brown1 and Jean Gosselin2,3*
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- Jean Gosselin
Department of Molecular Medicine
Université Laval, Québec, QC, G1V 4G2, Canada
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Received Date: June 03, 2016; Accepted Date: July 02, 2016; Published Date: July 09, 2016
Citation: Brown JP, Gosselin J (2016) Does Epstein-Barr Virus Infection Contribute to Disease Flares in Rheumatoid Arthritis?. J Arthritis 5:208. doi:10.4172/2167-7921.1000208
Copyright: © 2016 Brown JP, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Although effective treatment and good adherence to their DMARDs, some patients with rheumatoid arthritis experience transient worsening in severity of disease for which the causes remain unknown. Here the authors comment the potential contribution of Epstein-Barr virus infection in rheumatoid arthritis and the relationship between such infection and the Toll-like receptor system in the exacerbation of the inflammatory response.