Analysis of HLA genes in families with autoimmune diabetes and thyroiditis.

@article{Levin2004AnalysisOH,
  title={Analysis of HLA genes in families with autoimmune diabetes and thyroiditis.},
  author={Lara Levin and Yoshiyuki Ban and Erlinda S Concepcion and Terry F Davies and D. A. Greenberg and Yaron Tomer},
  journal={Human immunology},
  year={2004},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={640-7}
}
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) are the most common autoimmune endocrine disorders. The similar pathogenesis of T1D and AITD and their tendency to occur together suggest that their etiology may involve common genetic factors. We hypothesized that the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) locus may contribute in part to the joint… CONTINUE READING