Assessment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Term of Serum Anti-nucleosome and Interleukin 12 Markers in Relation to Epstein–Barr virus and Cytomegalovirus

Authors

  • Saif S. Ibrahem1 , Ahmed Sahib Abdulamir2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10498

Keywords:

SLE, EBV, VCA, IL-12; Erythematosus

Abstract

Background: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease, more dominant in

female, associated with high risk of life threating complication and increase morbidity and mortality. the

exact cause of SLE is not yet known with many suggestions about a possible role of viral infection in the

development of the disease. Epstein –Barr virus is the most commonly studied virus in an attempt to prove

its presumed association with development of SLE.The objectives of this study are the measurement of the

effect of CMV and EBV seropositivity in the auto immune status and severity of disease SLE measured by

estimating the level of immunological markers anti-nucleosome and IL-12 with viral marker.

Materials and Method: Forty newly diagnosed female with SLE were randomly selected from patient

attended rheumatology clinic at medical city in Baghdad during the period between December 2018 to May

  1. In addition, with 40 apparently healthy females, as, a control groups. Both group were investigated for

IL12, anti-nucleosome, EA, VCA, EBNA and CMV by ELISA and the results were statistically evaluated.

Results: The studied viral markers in the current study which included EBV markers EA, VCA, EBNA,

have shown significantly higher level compared to the control group. Similarly, anti-nucleosome and IL12

have shown significantly higher level compared to the control group.

Conclusions: The possible defect in controlling viral infection and increased number of latent infected cell

in SLE may enhance production of auto-antibodies

Author Biography

Saif S. Ibrahem1 , Ahmed Sahib Abdulamir2

1 BSc Pathological Technology, AL-Nahrin University, College of Medicine/Iraq, 2 Prof. Virology And Infectious

Diseases, Al-Nahrin University, College Of Medicine/Iraq

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Saif S. Ibrahem1 , Ahmed Sahib Abdulamir2. (2020). Assessment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Term of Serum Anti-nucleosome and Interleukin 12 Markers in Relation to Epstein–Barr virus and Cytomegalovirus. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 672-676. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10498