Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 19, issue 4, P963-980 2005 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2005.09.002 View full text
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Leonard H. Calabrese, Stanley J. Naides

Abstract: The role of viruses in the development of acute and chronic arthritis is complex, because viruses are ubiquitous, and all human beings are occasionally afflicted by viral infections. In general, most viral infections are acute and self-limiting and survive by infecting one susceptible host, then moving on to another. Some viruses establish prolonged latency in the host after acute infection, whereas other agents produce chronic infections following the primary stage. The mechanisms whereby these infections pro…

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