The genetics of the autoimmune thyroid diseases

T. F. Davies, D. Greenberg, Y. Tomer

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Aim. To understand the modern approach to finding the genes responsible for complex diseases when compared to simple Mendelian inheritance. To define the autoimmune thyroid diseases as we now understand them and introduce the concept of disease heterogeneity. To review the evidence for a genetic contribution to autoimmune thyroid disease as opposed to environmental factors and to be aware of new information generated from recent studies concerning the role of HLA, immune modulators, and new loci of interest providing susceptibility to the autoimmune thyroid diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-30
Number of pages3
JournalAnnales d'Endocrinologie
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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