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Journal of Arthritis
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Does Epstein-Barr Virus Infection Contribute to Disease Flares in Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Jacques P Brown1 and Jean Gosselin2,3*

1Division of Rheumatology, CHU de Québec - Université Laval (CHUL), Infectious and Immune Diseases, Centre de Recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval (CHUL), Québec, QC, G1V 4G2, Canada

2Laboratory of Innate Immunology, Centre de Recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Québec, QC, G1V 4G2, Canada

3Department of Molecular Medicine, Université Laval, Québec, QC, G1V 4G2, Canada

Corresponding Author:
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.

 

Abstract

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.

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