Autoimmune thyroid disease--a perspective.

  title={Autoimmune thyroid disease--a perspective.},
  author={Rich Volpe},
  journal={Molecular biology & medicine},
  volume={3 1},
  • Rich Volpe
  • Published 1986 in Molecular biology & medicine
Increasing evidence is accruing in favour of the view that autoimmune thyroid disease is due to an organ-specific defect in suppressor T lymphocytes that is genetically induced. While the initial evidence supporting this hypothesis was based on results with the migration inhibition factor test, subsequent investigations from our own and other laboratories have confirmed the presence of such an organ-specific suppressor T lymphocyte defect in autoimmune thyroid disease. Moreover, there is now… CONTINUE READING
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