Autoimmune or auto-inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA): Old truths and a new syndrome

Journal of Autoimmunity , 02/10/2011

Meroni PL – There has been considerable interest in the role of environmental factors and the induction of autoimmunity and the ways by which they facilitate loss of tolerance. Clearly both genetic and environmental factors are incriminated, as evidenced by the lack of concordance in identical twins and the relatively recent identification of the shared epitope in rheumatoid arthritis.

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