Rotavirus Vaccination A Practical Measure to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
Jul 9, 2019
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Kassey James, Pharm.D. Candidate, LECOM School of Pharmacy
If environmental factors such as enteroviruses can trigger beta-cell autoimmunity, then is it possible that rotavirus vaccination can reduce the likelihood of developing type 1 diabetes?
Scientists have theorized for decades that type 1 diabetes can be triggered by environmental exposures in predisposed individuals. Although we do not currently have a method to prevent type 1 diabetes, understanding the triggers may lead us to disease prevention therapy.
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