A total of 187 specimens from 142 subjects with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, other connective tissue diseases, and controls were placed in cell culture. Specimens from 119 of the subjects grew, lasting over 2 yr in several instances. No evidence of virus infection has been found by a variety of sensitive methods, including cell fusion. Other approaches have likewise failed thus far to implicate any virus in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.
Article| September 01 1971
VIROLOGIC STUDIES IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND OTHER CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASES
Paul E. Phillips
From the Department of Rheumatic Disease, Hospital for Special Surgery, and the Department of Medicine, Cornell University Medical College, New York 10021
Online Issn: 1540-9538
Print Issn: 0022-1007
Copyright © 1971 by The Rockefeller University Press
J Exp Med (1971) 134 (3): 313–319.
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Paul E. Phillips; VIROLOGIC STUDIES IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND OTHER CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASES . J Exp Med 1 September 1971; 134 (3): 313–319. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.134.3.313
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