High prevalence of anti-glutamic acid decarboxylase (anti-GAD) antibodies in employees at a polychlorinated biphenyl production factory.

@article{Langer2002HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of anti-glutamic acid decarboxylase (anti-GAD) antibodies in employees at a polychlorinated biphenyl production factory.},
  author={Pavel Langer and M{\'a}ria Tajt{\'a}kov{\'a} and H J Guretzki and Anton Ko{\vc}an and J{\'a}n Petr{\'i}k and Jana Chovancov{\'a} and B. Drobn{\'a} and Stanislav Jursa and Mari{\'a}n Pav{\'u}k and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Trnovec and Elena {\vS}eb{\"o}kov{\'a} and Iwar Klime{\vs}},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={2002},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={412-5}
}
An increased prevalence of thyroid antibodies was seen in employees of a factory that formerly produced polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). In this study, the authors expand the evaluation of possible long-term PCB effects by comparing the prevalence of glutamic acid decarboxylase (anti-GAD) antibodies with the development of diabetes mellitus. The sera of 240 factory employees and 704 control subjects were analyzed. Anti-GAD antibody values exceeded 1.20 U/ml in all employees (40.4%), was 4… CONTINUE READING

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