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MAKVANDI M, SHAHBA N, RADMANESH N, ABBASI E. STUDIES ON CYTOMEGALOVIRUS INFECTION AND ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODY AMONG VITILIGO PATIENTS IN AHWAZ IRAN. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2000; 14 (3) :203-205
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-853-en.html

From the Departments of Virology and Dermatology, Ahwaz University of Medical Sciences, Ahwaz, I.R. Iran.
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Recently, using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique, the DNA of cytomegalovirus was detected from depigmented white patches in patients with vitiligo. The reactivation of infection and occasional anti-CMV IgM circulating among patients infected by cytomegalovirus has been reported for years. We have studied 26 patients with clinical signs and symptoms of vitiligo, some of whom had a history of disease for years. Of these patients, 7 cases (26.92%) showed positive for anti-CMV IgM, indicating the presence of cytomegalovirus infection among vitiligo patients which differed significantly from control subjects (p
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Dermatology