The association of Type I diabetes (IDDM) and HLA was first reported by Singal et al. (Diabetes 22:429, 1973) and confirmed by the classical studies of Nerup and colleagues (Lancet 2(7885): 864, 1974) and Cudworth and Woodrow (Br Med J 3:133, 1975).

International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids FoundationStellenbosch University