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Early Childhood Infections and the Risk of Islet Autoimmunity

Early Childhood Infections and the Risk of Islet Autoimmunity

21st October 2018Off

The cover shows a three-dimensional construction of a Coxsackie B virus, a early Childhood Infections and the Risk of Islet Autoimmunity of enterovirus. These viruses typically cause a mild respiratory illness but they also have properties that allow them to spread to the pancreatic islets and cause beta cell damage. Their role in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes has been suspected but not confirmed, although in recent years the link has been supported by accumulating scientific evidence. Of all …

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