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Table 2 Evidence for infection in Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis

From: Viruses and thyroiditis: an update

in favour of infection references not in favour of infection references
Levels of data: Epidemiological
antithyroid antibodies following subacute thyroiditis [32, 46] euthyroidism: nonspecific autoimmune response ? [32, 46]
unknown antithyroid antibodies following subacute thyroiditis [45]   
seasonality of month of birth [44]   
HTLV-1 [52, 53] SARS: central hypothyroidism [115]
HIV [65] HIV [67, 68]
non-HIV retrovirus [69]   
congenital rubella [88, 89, 91] congenital rubella [90]
HCV, HBV [107, 108, 110] HCV [111, 112]
enterovirus infection during pregnancy [120] measles-mumps-rubella vaccination [51]
Serological and/or circulating viral genome
HTLV-1 [5458, 60, 137] HIAP-1 [78]
congenital and acquired rubella [8890, 9294]   
EBV [99, 100]   
Parvovirus [104]   
Direct evidence of infection
HTLV-1 [59] HFV [19]
rubella [87] CMV [97]
HSV [97] Enterovirus: RNA detected in various thyroid disease [119]
Parvoviru [103]   
EBV [132]