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A viral link for type 1 diabetes

Enteroviral infection persistence as determined by host genetic susceptibility, rather than independent, short-lived infections, may contribute to islet autoimmunity and be a precursor to the development of type 1 diabetes.

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Fig. 1: Viral infection and autoimmunity.

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Roep, B.O. A viral link for type 1 diabetes. Nat Med 25, 1816–1818 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-019-0689-7

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