Geoepidemiology, gender and autoimmune disease.

@article{Moroni2012GeoepidemiologyGA,
  title={Geoepidemiology, gender and autoimmune disease.},
  author={Luca Moroni and Ilaria Bianchi and Ana Lleo},
  journal={Autoimmunity reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={11 6-7},
  pages={
          A386-92
        }
}
Autoimmune diseases include more than 70 different disorders affecting over 5% of the population of the Western countries. They are mainly characterized by female predominance and have great impact on the quality of life of affected subjects. It is generally accepted that ADs are the result of a complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors; however the mechanisms involved in the loss of tolerance remain unknown. Studying the distribution of these conditions across various… CONTINUE READING
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