Infection as a cause of type 1 diabetes?

Current Opinion in Rheumatology, 04/27/2012

Virus infections play an important role in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes (T1D) by inducing or accelerating the autodestructive process, but also by protecting from autoimmunity. Thus, multiple sequential infections might shape the autoreactive immune repertoire and the pathogenesis of T1D in a complex fashion.

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