The CVB and etiology of type 1 diabetes

Kristen M. Drescher, Steven Tracy

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The origins of type 1 diabetes (T1D) are largely unknown. Fewer than 50% of the cases of the disease are attributable to host genetics, indicating that environmental factors are involved in disease development. The most often cited environmental agents implicated as initiators of T1D are the human enteroviruses, in particular the group B coxsackieviruses (CVB). Although the connection between the CVB and T1D has not been firmly established, significant evidence supports the role of these pathogens in T1D development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGroup B Coxsackieviruses
EditorsSteven Tracy, Kristen Drescher, Steven Oberste
Number of pages16
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

Publication series

NameCurrent Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
ISSN (Print)0070-217X

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Drescher, K. M., & Tracy, S. (2008). The CVB and etiology of type 1 diabetes. In S. Tracy, K. Drescher, & S. Oberste (Eds.), Group B Coxsackieviruses (pp. 259-274). (Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology; Vol. 323).