V Petroyianni

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of class-specific antibodies (IgG, IgA) to Yersinia enterocolitica plasmid-encoded outer proteins (Yops) in patients with diagnosed Hashimoto's thyroiditis. METHODS Seventy-one patients with Hashimoto's disease, 464 healthy blood donors and 250 patients with non-postinfectious rheumatic disorders (matched controls)(More)
Cortisol and prolactin, which are considered to have an immunomodulatory effect, and selected autoantibodies were determined in Hashimoto's thyroiditis. 37 patients (8 males and 29 females) (54 +/- 13.8 years) and an equal number of sex- and age-matched normal subjects (52.6 +/- 14.2 years) were studied. None of the 74 subjects suffered from any other(More)
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