Jan Vavřinec

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OBJECTIVE Type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) is frequently accompanied by thyroid autoimmunity (TAI). The aims of the present study were to estimate the prevalence of TAI and to determine the contribution of HLA-DQA1 and -DQB1 polymorphisms to TAI susceptibility among children with DM1. PATIENTS AND METLHODS: Screening for TAI was performed in 285 children with(More)
BACKGROUND Enterovirus and adenovirus are common in infancy, causing mostly asymptomatic infections. However, even an asymptomatic infection may be associated with increased risk of development of certain chronic non-infectious diseases, as has been suggested for enterovirus and type 1 diabetes. Data on occurrence and course of the infections in infancy are(More)
We analysed the presence of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) and anti-keratin (AKA) antibodies of the IgG class in sera of patients with defined juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) of various subgroups with more than one year duration of the disease. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (Immunoscan RA, Eurodiagnostica, The Netherlands) and an(More)
We investigated the association of the CTLA4 +49 A/G dimorphism with type 1 diabetes in Czech children. Genotyping of 305 diabetic children and 289 controls by a novel PCR-ARMS assay revealed no significant differences in the genotypic or allelic frequencies. This may be another piece of evidence against the +49 A/G transition as the aetiological(More)
BACKGROUND Individuals at risk for insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) can be identified using a combination of genetic, immunological and metabolic markers. Our study was aimed at prediction of IDDM in a cohort of children having a first-degree relative with IDDM. METHODS AND RESULTS In the period of three years, we investigated 208 non-diabetic(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to assess the incidence and prevalence of type 1 diabetes in Czech children aged 0-15 years over the period 1989-2003. METHODS AND RESULTS The cases were ascertained using two independent sources, the population-wide Czech Childhood Diabetes Register and the Association of Parents and Friends of Diabetic Children, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the possible association of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) with polymorphisms within cytokine genes in the Czech population. METHODS In a case-control study, genotypes of 130 patients with JIA (63 male, 67 female; age at onset 7.6 +/- 4.4 yrs; 43 oligoarticular, 72 polyarticular, 15 systemic form) were compared to 102 healthy(More)
UNLABELLED The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence of coeliac disease (CD) in Czech children with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), and to determine the contribution of HLA-DQA1 and DQB1 to CD susceptibility among diabetic children. We screened 345 children with IDDM (186 boys and 159 girls, aged 0 to 18 y) for coeliac disease using(More)
To examine human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II association of type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) in Czech children, we performed a case-control study of 261 patients diagnosed before the age of 15 and 289 non-diabetic control children. Complete HLA-DQA1, DQB1 genotyping and DRB1*04 subtyping were carried out by polymerase chain reactions with(More)
AIMS To overview total, age-and sex-specific incidence rates of type 1 diabetes mellitus and their trends in Czech children 0-14 years of age in the period of 1990-1997. METHODS Type 1 DM cases were ascertained by two independent sources, data of general population were obtained from the annual demographic reports of the State Statistic Bureau. Incidence(More)