Seasonality of month of birth of patients with Graves' and Hashimoto's diseases differ from that in the general population.

@article{Krassas2007SeasonalityOM,
  title={Seasonality of month of birth of patients with Graves' and Hashimoto's diseases differ from that in the general population.},
  author={Gerasimos E. Krassas and Konstantinos Tziomalos and Nikolaos Pontikides and Hadas Lewy and Z. V. I. Laron},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={2007},
  volume={156 6},
  pages={631-6}
}
OBJECTIVE We aimed to test the viral hypothesis in the pathogenesis of autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD). DESIGN We determined the pattern of month of birth (MOB) distribution in patients with AITD and in the general population and searched for differences between them. METHODS A total of 1023 patients were included in this study; 359 patients had Graves' hyperthyroidism (GrH) and 664 had Hashimoto's hypothyroidism (HH). We divided the patients with HH into three subgroups according to… CONTINUE READING
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