Influence of the HLA-DR4 antigen and iodine status on the development of autoimmune postpartum thyroiditis.

@article{Jansson1985InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of the HLA-DR4 antigen and iodine status on the development of autoimmune postpartum thyroiditis.},
  author={Ronnie Jansson and Jan S{\"a}fwenberg and Per Dahlberg},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1985},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={168-73}
}
HLA-A, -B, and -DR antigens were determined in all 50 women with a serum thyroid microsomal hemagglutination antibody (MsAb) titer equal to or greater than 1:100 in the first trimester of pregnancy in a population of 733 pregnant women. The DR4 antigen was found in 58.0% of the women compared to 33.7% in control subjects, which corresponds to a relative risk of 2.71 (P less than 0.01 by X2 test). The MsAb-positive women were examined regularly during the year after delivery for the development… CONTINUE READING

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