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Lymphocytic thyroiditis in Beagle dogs in a breeding colony: Findings of serum autoantibodies

VAJNER L
Veterinarni Medicina 42, 1997, 333-338

Three serum autoantibodies against antigens of the thyroid gland were detected by the indirect immunofluorescence in a Beagle dog breeding colony. The anti-thyroglobulin autoantibody was present in 10.0%, the anti-microsomal antigen autoantibody was present in 24.6%, and the anti-nuclear substance autoantibody in 10.8% of examined sera, respectively. Only the presence of anti-thyroglobulin autoantibodies could be correlated with histologic findings of the lymphocytic thyroiditis in the same colony


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