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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