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VSI Spring 2012 Newsletter

A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia. (2011) Celiac disease - sprue. PubMed Health. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. (


Aubrey A (October 17, 2011) The salt: look who’s going gluten-free. National Public Radio.


Autoimmune diseases. Life Extension.


Boelaert K, Newby PR, Simmonds MJ, Holder RL, Carr-Smith JD, Heward JM, Marji N, Allahabadia A, Armitage M, Chatterjee KV, Lazarus JH, Pearce SH, Vaidya B, Gough SC, Franklyn JA. (2010) Prevalence and relative risk of other autoimmune diseases in subjects with autoimmune thyroid disease. American Journal of Medicine. 123(2):183.3e1-9.


Bowcock A M, Fernandez-Vina M. (2012) Targeting skin: vitiligo and autoimmunity. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 132:13-15.


Buysschaert M, Tomasit JP, Hermans MP. (2005) Prospective screening for biopsy proven celiac disease, autoimmunity and malabsorption markers in Belgian subjects with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes UK. Diabetic Medicine. 22:889-892.


The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.


Cohen S, Hamrick N, Rodriguez MS, Feldman PJ, Rabin BS, Manuck SB. (2002) Reactivity and vulnerability to stress-associated risk for upper respiratory illness. Psychosomatic Medicine. 64(2): 302-10.


Dilas LT, Icin T, Paro JN, Bajkin I. (2011) Autoimmune thyroid disease and other non-endocrine autoimmune diseases. Med Pregl. 64(3-4):183-7.


Eustice C. (2006) Arthritis & joint conditions: the facts of corticosteroids (steroids).  


Hari Kumar KV, Priya S, Sharma R, Kapoor U, Saini M, Bisht YS. (2011) Autoimmune thyroid disease in vitiligo: prevalence study from India. Endocrinology Practice. 22:1-14.


Hoyle, BD. (2011) Glucocorticoids. 


Immune disorders web site. Stress problems and the immune system. 


Jancin B. (2011) When vitiligo and psoriasis coexist, keep looking. Internal Medicine News.


Kam K. Going gluten-free. WebMD.


Kasumagic-Halilovic E, Prohic A, Begovic B, Ovcina-Kurtovic N. (2011). Association between vitiligo and thyroid autoimmunity. Journal of Thyroid Research. 2011; 2011:938257. Epub. 2011 May 4. 


Laberge G, Mailloux CM, Gowan K, Holland P, Bennett DC, Fain PR, Spritz R. (2005) Early disease onset and increased risk of other autoimmune diseases in familiar generalized vitiligo. Pigment Cell Research. 18(4): 300-305.


Lutgendorf SK, Sood AK, Antoni MH. (2010) Host factors and cancer progression: biobehavioral signaling pathways and interventions. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 28(26):4094-9.


Marsland AL, Bachen EA, Cohen S, Rabin B, Manuck SB. (2002) Stress, immune reactivity and susceptibility to infectious disease. Physiological Behavior. 77(4-5): 711-6.


McEwen BS. (2007) Physiology and neurobiology of stress and adaptation: central role of the brain. Physiological Reviews. 87(3): 873-904.


National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC). (2011) What I need to know about celiac disease.


National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. National Institutes of Health. (2007) “Scientists Implicate Gene in Vitiligo and Other Autoimmune Diseases”. National Institutes of Health Press Release. April 10, 2007.


O’Donovan A, Romivama AJ, Lin J, Puterman E, Adler NE, Kemeny M, Wolkowitz OM, Blackburn EH, Epel ES. (2012) Stress appraisals and cellular aging: a key role for anticipatory threat in the relationship between psychological stress and telomere length. Brain Behavior Immunology. January 24, 2012 (Epub ahead of print).


Park K, Murase J, Koo J. (2012) Long-term prognosis of vitiligo patients on narrowband UVB phototherapy. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 66(2): 326-327.


Rodriguez-Garcia C, Gonzalez-Hernandez S, Perez-Robayna N, Gumera F, Fagundo E, Sanchez R. (March/April 2011) Repigmentation of vitiligo lesions in a child with celiac disease after a gluten-free diet. Pediatric Dermatology. 28(2):209-210.


Scott E. (2011) Stress management: cortisol and stress: how to stay healthy.


Sefcik L (July 5, 2011). Is gluten dangerous? 485677-is-gluten-dangerous/


Seyhan M, Erdem T, Ertekin V, Selimoglu MA. (2007) The mucocutaneous manifestations associated with celiac disease in childhood and adolescence. Pediatric Dermatology. 24(1):28-33.


Seyhan M, Kandi B, Akbulut H, Selimoglu MA, Karincaoglu M. (2011) Letters to the editor: Is celiac disease common in patients with vitiligo? The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology. 22(1):105-106.


Showman M (October 2008) The celiac/autoimmune thyroid connection: research links celiac sprue gluten-intolerance to autoimmune thyroid disease.


Singh A, Sharma P, Kar H, Sharma V, Tembhre M, Gupta S, Laddha N, Dwivedi M, Begum R, The Indian Genome Variation Consortium, Gokhale R S, Rani R. (2012) HLA alleles and amino-acid signatures of the peptide-binding pockets of HLA molecules in vitiligo. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 132:124-134.


Sood AK, Lutgendorf SK. (2011) Stress influences on anoikis. Cancer Prevention Research. 4(4):481-5.  


Spritz RA. (2012) Six decades of vitiligo genetics: genome-wide studies provide insights into autoimmune  pathogenesis. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 12:268-273.


Sternberg EM. (2011) The stress response and autoimmune disease—what we have we learned? American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association.


Zhu KJ, Lv YM, Yin XY, Wang ZX, Sun LD, He SM, Cheng H, Hu DY, Zhang Z, Li Y, Zuo XB, Zhou YW, Yang S, Fan X, Zhang XJ, Zhang FY. (2011) Psoriasis regression analysis of MHC loci identifies shared genetic variants with vitiligo. PLoS ONE. 6(11):1-7.  E23809. (free online



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