Nikos Kefalas

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Type 1 diabetic children and adolescents often present with autoimmune thyroid disorders. Two hundred and four diabetic patients, less than 20 years old, were studied in order to diagnose these diseases. The prevalence of thyroid autoimmune disorders was 17.6% and, of those, chronic autoimmune thyroiditis was the most frequent. Microsomal autoantibodies(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Type 1 diabetes (T1DM) is associated with autoimmune thyroid, celiac, autoimmune gastric and Addison's disease. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence of associated autoantibodies in relation to the demographic and beta-cell autoantibody status (anti-GAD). METHODS Antibodies against thyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO), thyroglobulin(More)
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