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Enterovirus and the hygiene hypothesis
  1. Robert Scott-Jupp
  1. Correspondence to Dr Robert Scott-Jupp, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury SP2 8BJ, UK; scottjupp{at}

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The debate over the hygiene hypothesis marches on, with conflicting evidence. Enthusiasts have started to associate reduced exposure to infective organisms in early life not only to conventional atopic disease, but also to diseases with a less well-defined auto-immune origin such as Type 1 diabetes (T1D). In Finland, the Diabetes Prediction and Prevention (DIPP) programme was …

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