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Med Hypotheses. 2001 Nov;57(5):532-8.

Vaccines and the risk of insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM): potential mechanism of action.

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Classen Immunotherapies Inc., 6517 Montrose Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21212, USA. Classen@vaccines.net

Abstract

Immunization with a number of different vaccines, including live and killed vaccines, has been linked to the development of insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes in humans and animals. Multiple different mechanisms have been proposed to explain the association between vaccines and diabetes. The current paper reviews multiple different mechanisms by which vaccines are known to manipulate the immune system and can induce an autoimmune disease such as type 1 diabetes. Genetic variability may determine which of these pathways, or possible other pathways, predominate in an individual following immunization.

PMID:
11735306
DOI:
10.1054/mehy.2001.1352
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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