Clinical Relevance of Environmental Factors in the Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

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Wilmar M. Wiersinga;
  • Publisher: Korean Endocrine Society
  • Journal: Endocrinology and Metabolism,volume 31,issue 2,pages213-222 (issn: 2093-596X, eissn: 2093-5978)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3803/EnM.2016.31.2.213, pmc: PMC4923404
  • Subject: Autoimmune thyroid disease | Alcohol | Stress | Infection | Review Article | Vitamin D | Estrogens | Diseases of the endocrine glands. Clinical endocrinology | Environment | Selenium | RC648-665 | Smoking
    mesheuropmc: endocrine system | endocrine system diseases

Genetic factors contribute for about 70% to 80% and environmental factors for about 20% to 30% to the pathogenesis of autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD). Relatives of AITD patients carry a risk to contract AITD themselves. The 5-year risk can be quantified by the so-call... View more
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