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Impact of month of birth on the development of autoimmune thyroid disease in the United Kingdom and Europe.

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CONTEXT: Viral/bacterial infection is proposed as a trigger for the autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD): Graves' disease (GD) and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). Previous studies in European Caucasian AITD subjects found higher birth rates in the autumn/winter, suggesting those born in the autumn/winter experience increased viral/bacterial exposure after birth, impacting upon immune system development and predisposing to AITD later in life. OBJECTIVE: Month of birth effects were investigated in ...

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10.1210/jc.2014-1270

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Journal:
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
Volume:
99
Issue:
8
Pages:
E1459-E1465
Publication date:
2014-08-05
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EISSN:
1945-7197
ISSN:
0021-972X
URN:
uuid:28ee44c4-7489-484f-bb8a-b054fccb5bbe
Source identifiers:
465981
Local pid:
pubs:465981

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