Unexpected viral behavior linked to type 1 diabetes in high-risk children

December 2, 2019
New results from the Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study show an association between prolonged enterovirus infection and development of autoimmunity to the insulin-producing pancreatic beta-cells that precedes type 1 diabetes. Conversely, adenovirus C infection seems to confer protection from autoimmunity. The international research suggests new therapeutic avenues for prevention in some children. Read more
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