Thyroid autoantibodies in cord blood sera from children and adolescents with autoimmune thyroiditis.

@article{Svensson2006ThyroidAI,
  title={Thyroid autoantibodies in cord blood sera from children and adolescents with autoimmune thyroiditis.},
  author={Johan Svensson and Bengt Lindberg and U. -B. Ericsson and Per Olofsson and Bj{\"o}rn G Jonsson and Sten-Anders Ivarsson},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={79-83}
}
Autoimmune thyroid disease is common among women of childbearing age. Thyroid autoantibodies are predominantly of the immunoglobulin G (IgG)-type and pass the placental barrier from mother to child. Recent studies have suggested a pathogenetic role for transplacentally transmitted autoantibodies in the development of autoimmune disease. The aim of the present study was to investigate if children and adolescents with autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) have been exposed to thyroid autoantibodies… CONTINUE READING

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