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Echovirus 4 and type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Autoimmunity
Publication Date
Volume
34
Issue
4
Pages
275–281
Identifiers
PMID: 11905853
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study shows the association between Type 1 diabetes and the presence of neutralizing antibodies to Echovirus 4, suggesting the possible participation of this virus as an environmental trigger of this autoimmune disease. Interestingly, our population displays high frequencies of exposure to enterovirus (including CB4) although the incidence for Type 1 diabetes is low (2.9 per 100,000 inhabitants).

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