Too early to dismiss Yersinia enterocolitica infection in the aetiology of Graves' disease: evidence from a twin case-control study.

@article{Brix2008TooET,
  title={Too early to dismiss Yersinia enterocolitica infection in the aetiology of Graves' disease: evidence from a twin case-control study.},
  author={Thomas Heiberg Brix and Pia Skov Hansen and Laszlo Heged{\"u}s and Bjoern E. Wenzel},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={2008},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={
          491-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Yersinia enterocolitica (YE) infection has long been implicated in the pathogenesis of Graves' disease (GD). The association between YE and GD could, however, also be due to common genetic or environmental factors affecting the development of both YE infection and GD. This potential confounding can be minimized by investigation of twin pairs discordant for GD. AIM To examine whether YE infection is associated with GD. DESIGN We first conducted a classical case-control study of… CONTINUE READING

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