Apoptosis and thyroiditis.

  title={Apoptosis and thyroiditis.},
  author={Patricia L. Arscott and James R Baker},
  journal={Clinical immunology and immunopathology},
  volume={87 3},
The origin of the various forms of autoimmune thyroiditis remains unclear. Most investigations into the pathogenesis of these disorders have focused on immune abnormalities that might lead to an autoimmune response. However, no unique immune response to thyroid autoantigens has been identified that either is limited to patients with thyroiditis or is absolutely correlated with clinical disease expression. CD8 T-cell-mediated cytotoxicity is thought to be a major cause of thyroid follicular cell… CONTINUE READING

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