Several patients with both Basedow-Graves' hyperthyroidism and viral hepatitis were observed and it was hypothesised that this association could be explained by the individual genetic pattern in which an immunological fragility concitioned a predisposition to auto-immune diseases. This paper reports on the cases observed, the patients' histocompatiblity antigen profile and the experimental data found in the literature on auto-immune involvement in the two diseases, whose association may not be coincidental.
|Translated title of the contribution||Role of autoimmune mechanisms in hyperthyroidism in viral hepatitis syndrome: Possibility of a causal relationship. Review of the literature and a personal series|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
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