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Virus Antibody Survey in Different European Populations Indicates Risk Association Between Coxsackievirus B1 and Type 1 Diabetes
University of Tampere, Finland .
University of Tampere, Finland University of Turku, Finland .
University of Lille 2, France CHR, France .
University of Lille 2, France CHR, France .
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2014 (English)In: Diabetes, ISSN 0012-1797, E-ISSN 1939-327X, Vol. 63, no 2, 655-662 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Enteroviruses (EVs) have been connected to type 1 diabetes in various studies. The current study evaluates the association between specific EV subtypes and type 1 diabetes by measuring type-specific antibodies against the group B coxsackieviruses (CVBs), which have been linked to diabetes in previous surveys. Altogether, 249 children with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes and 249 control children matched according to sampling time, sex, age, and country were recruited in Finland, Sweden, England, France, and Greece between 2001 and 2005 (mean age 9 years; 55% male). Antibodies against CVB1 were more frequent among diabetic children than among control children (odds ratio 1.7 [95% CI 1.0-2.9]), whereas other CVB types did not differ between the groups. CVB1-associated risk was not related to HLA genotype, age, or sex. Finnish children had a lower frequency of CVB antibodies than children in other countries. The results support previous studies that suggested an association between CVBs and type 1 diabetes, highlighting the possible role of CVB1 as a diabetogenic virus type.

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American Diabetes Association , 2014. Vol. 63, no 2, 655-662 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105243DOI: 10.2337/db13-0620ISI: 000331110000032OAI: diva2:705040
Available from: 2014-03-14 Created: 2014-03-14 Last updated: 2014-03-14

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