Amyloidosis of the islets of Langerhans in relation to diabetes mellitus and aging

M. Melato, G. Antonutto, E. Ferronato

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Abstract

A review is given as regards the research on amyloidosis of the islets of Langerhans, after which the information obtained from a study of a random sample of 200 autopsies is described. Special attention was paid to the correlation between islet amyloidosis, diabetes mellitus and aging. It appeared that a close relation exists between the general process of aging and insular amyloid deposits; diabetes mellitus would then occur, increasing the amount of the amyloid deposits only in patients of a more advanced age.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeitrage zur Pathologie
Pages73-81
Number of pages9
Volume160
Edition1
Publication statusPublished - 1977

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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Melato, M., Antonutto, G., & Ferronato, E. (1977). Amyloidosis of the islets of Langerhans in relation to diabetes mellitus and aging. In Beitrage zur Pathologie (1 ed., Vol. 160, pp. 73-81)