ISSN 1662-4009 (online)

ESPE Yearbook of Paediatric Endocrinology (2019) 16 10.18 | DOI: 10.1530/ey.16.10.18

ESPEYB16 10. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (1) (20 abstracts)

10.18. Association of rotavirus vaccination with the incidence of type 1 diabetes in children

Kirsten P Perrett , Kim Jachno , Terry M Nolan & Leonard C Harrison


Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

To read the full abstract: JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173(3):280–282.

For many years, it has been put forward that enterovirus infections might precede type 1 diabetes onset and that there might be a link between the two diseases. This study simply shows that it is still not the time to draw firm and clear conclusions as to whether or not enteroviruses do play a role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diabetes. This study is mentioned since an infectious origin of autoimmune disease should be studied more diligently and more widely.

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