Serological evidence of thyroid autoimmunity among schoolchildren in two different socioeconomic environments.

Abstract

CONTEXT The mechanisms leading to thyroid autoimmunity are largely unknown. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess the role of environment in the development of thyroid autoimmunity. DESIGN Prevalence of thyroid autoantibodies in two neighboring populations living in completely different socioeconomic circumstances (Russian Karelia and Finland) was… (More)

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