A study of the association between a polymorphism in the CTLA-4 gene and postpartum thyroiditis.


OBJECTIVE Postpartum thyroiditis (PPT) is an autoimmune thyroid disease which shares immunological and clinical features with autoimmune hypothyroidism and Graves' disease, and is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Recently, an association has been described between Graves' disease or autoimmune hypothyroidism and a… (More)