Thyroid-infiltrating lymphocytes, thyroid function, and HLA-DR in juvenile autoimmune thyroiditis.

Abstract

Eighteen patients with juvenile autoimmune thyroiditis were studied. At diagnosis 8 (44%) of the patients were euthyroid and 10 hypothyroid, whereas at the end of 6 to 12 months follow-up, 12 (66%) were euthyroid and 6 hypothyroid. All the patients were HLA-typed. The frequency of HLA-DR4 was increased in the patients when compared with the normal… (More)

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