Indications for a more aggressive disease process in newly diagnosed insulin-dependent diabetic children in Northern than in Southern Europe

U. Samuelsson, J. Ludvigsson, G. F. Bottazzo, M. Shattock, S. Adolfsson, D. Becker, E. Cacciari, F. Chiarelli, G. Chiumello, I. Deschamps, A. Drash, R. Francois, E. Kaprio, R. Lorini, E. Schober, B. Weber

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Abstract

Finland and Sweden have the highest incidence of insulin-dependent diabetes in children in the world, about 3-4 times that of countries in the Mediterranean area, with the exception of Sardinia. We have collected information from several European clinics and from Pittsburgh, USA, in order to find out whether this difference in incidence is associated with corresponding differences of the disease pattern. Patients in Finland or Sweden ('North') and Pittsburgh were younger (20 mmol/l;P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-115
Number of pages9
JournalActa Diabetologica
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1994

Keywords

  • C-peptide
  • Complement-fixing ICA
  • Geographical variation
  • Insulin-dependent diabetes
  • Islet cell antibodies
  • Seasonal variation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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