Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy - a model for the association of organ-specific autoimmune disorders

Jack R. Wall, Mario Salvi, Nicole F. Bernard, Andrée Boucher, David Haegert

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Abstract

The development of a characteristic ophthalmopathy is a feature of autoimmune diseases of the thyroid. The link between the conditions has not yet been discovered, but here Jack Wall and colleagues develop the theory that an autoimmune response to a 64 kDa antigen expressed on both thyroid and eye muscle membranes is responsible for this thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-153
Number of pages4
JournalImmunology Today
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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