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Virus antibody levels and delayed hypersensitivity in rheumatoid arthritis.
  1. P E Phillips,
  2. J Waxman,
  3. Y Hirshaut,
  4. M H Kaplan


    Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus antibody levels were not higher in patients with rheumatoid arthritis compared to matched controls. Delayed hypersensitivity, measured by skin test reactivity, was depressed in rheumatoid arthritis. There was no correlation between virus antibody titres and delayed hypersensitivity.

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