Association of parvovirus B19 infection and Hashimoto's thyroiditis in children.

Abstract

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a common autoimmune disorder of the thyroid gland. It has been linked to infections with hepatitis C, EBV, HTLV-1, and Yersinia enterocolitica. As parvovirus B19 has been associated with a wide spectrum of autoimmune diseases, we investigated the potential role of B19 infection in inducing Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Serum samples… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/vim.2008.0001

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