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ea0025p337 | Thyroid | SFEBES2011

Seasonal variation in thyroid autoimmunity as assessed by anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies is related to temperature

Middleton Gina , Barker John , Razvi Salman

Background: Environmental factors play a role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune conditions. The incidence of type 1 diabetes is higher in winter. It is unclear whether autoimmune thyroid disease is similarly affected by seasonal variation. We aimed to study the variation in anti thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibodies in relation to calendar month of sampling.Methods: We obtained TPO-antibody results for the 12 months (October 2009 till September 2010). Indi...