Autoimmune diseases are strongly associated with enteroviruses such as Coxsackie B virus. Autoimmune diseases are also associated with Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, parvovirus B19, and HIV, and the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Autoimmune thyroid disease is associated with Epstein-Barr virus and Helicobacter pylori.
Some estimates currently attribute 15% to 20% of all cancers to infectious pathogen causes. In future, this percentage may be revised upwards if the pathogens c... more