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Table 3 Evidence for infection in Grave's disease

From: Viruses and thyroiditis: an update

in favour of infection references not in favour of infection references
Levels of data: Epidemiological
seasonality of month of birth [44]   
higher diagnosis and relapse rate in spring and summer [41, 42]   
geographical distribution [43]   
antibodies or disease onset following subacute thyroiditis [4750] nonspecific response to the inflammatory rection ? [32]
HTLV1 [62]   
HIV [65] lack of anti-thyroid antibodies before the beginning of HAART [75]
Serological and/or circulating viral genome
HTLV1 [57, 6062]   
HIAP-1 [78]   
HFV [81, 84] HFV [20, 82, 83]
parvovirus [106] Enterovirus [121]
HHV6, HHV7 [101]   
Direct evidence of infection
HTLV-1 [64]   
HIV-1 [70] SV40 [72, 73]
   HIAP-1 [79]
HFV [19, 80] HFV [83]
SV40 [85] HSV, CMV [97]