Author(s): Petrov AV
The study of persistence in mononuclear leukocytes (ML) of blood and synovial fluid of 218 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Cytornegalovirus (CMV), the 1-st and 2-nd types of Herpes virus simplex (VH), Epstain-Barr virus (VEB), Mycoplasma arthritidis (Ma), Mycoplasma fermentans (Mf), Ureaplasma urealiticum (U), Chlamidia trachomatis (Ct), viruses of Hepatitis B and C was carry out by direct and indirect immunofruorescence, immunoenzymatic analysis and polymerase chain reaction. An increased frequency of contamination of blood ML with infectious agents in patients with RA was established (57,4% compared with 16,7% in control group). The following infectious agents were revieled more frequently: in ML of blood and synovial fluid the Ma (relatively 20,5% and 15,9%), Mf (15,6% and 13,2%), Ct (18,4% and 13,2%), VH (27,1% and 10,5%), VEB (12,7% and 5,3%) and CMV (11,2% and 7,9%). Types of frequency dynamics of ML contamination with these infectious agents in different time phases of RA were determined.