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    Susceptibility to ocular autoimmune disease
    • , Ophthalmologist
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      • C E Egwuagu, P Charukamnoetkanok, I Gery

    We read with interest the Newsdesk piece in the March 2000 issue of the journal, commenting on recent studies indicating a conceptual shift in the understanding of the molecular basis of differential susceptibility to organ-specific autoimmune diseases. However, we were disappointed that the Newsdesk piece was restricted to studies of the animal model of multiple sclerosis and not that of uveitis....

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