Viruses and autoimmune diseases - Adapting Koch's postulates

A. M. Denman, Bracha Rager-Zisman

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Viral hypotheses for the aetiopathogenesis of autoimmune diseases are unproven. Indeed, a primary role for virus-induced autoimmune disease has yet to be fully established even in experimental systems. However new insights into virus-host interactions and improved technology justify fresh evaluation of these issues. We suggest modified Koch's postulates to test the viral hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-361
Number of pages7
JournalAutoimmunity Reviews
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2004


  • Autoimmunity
  • Koch's postulates
  • Viruses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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