[Etiology and pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases of the thyroid gland].

Abstract

As for other autoimmune diseases it is discussed also for immune hyperthyroidism (Basedow's disease) and immune thyroiditis, whether factors such as stress and infections with viruses and bacteria may lead to a disturbance of the immune tolerance in persons genetically predisposed. In Basedow's disease antibodies against the TSH-receptor cause an… (More)

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