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Viruses and thyroiditis: an update

Overview of attention for article published in Virology Journal, January 2009
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Title
Viruses and thyroiditis: an update
Published in
Virology Journal, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1743-422x-6-5
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Authors

Rachel Desailloud, Didier Hober

Abstract

Viral infections are frequently cited as a major environmental factor involved in subacute thyroiditis and autoimmune thyroid diseases This review examines the data related to the role of viruses in the development of thyroiditis. Our research has been focused on human data. We have reviewed virological data for each type of thyroiditis at different levels of evidence; epidemiological data, serological data or research on circulating viruses, direct evidence of thyroid tissue infection. Interpretation of epidemiological and serological data must be cautious as they don't prove that this pathogen is responsible for the disease. However, direct evidence of the presence of viruses or their components in the organ are available for retroviruses (HFV) and mumps in subacute thyroiditis, for retroviruses (HTLV-1, HFV, HIV and SV40) in Graves's disease and for HTLV-1, enterovirus, rubella, mumps virus, HSV, EBV and parvovirus in Hashimoto's thyroiditis. However, it remains to determine whether they are responsible for thyroid diseases or whether they are just innocent bystanders. Further studies are needed to clarify the relationship between viruses and thyroid diseases, in order to develop new strategies for prevention and/or treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 116 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 19 16%
Student > Bachelor 19 16%
Student > Master 18 15%
Other 10 9%
Student > Postgraduate 9 8%
Other 33 28%
Unknown 9 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 58 50%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 2%
Other 6 5%
Unknown 11 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 December 2018.
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#3,352,276
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Outputs from Virology Journal
#293
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#32,375
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#1
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