The fibrinolytic system was investigated in 38 patients (21 males and 17 females) affected by type 1 diabetes mellitus (18 free from complications, 10 with retinopathy, and 10 with autonomic neuropathy) and in 8 healthy controls. Two separate fibrinolysis-stimulating tests were done: standardized venous occlusion and 1-desamino-8-D-arginine vasopressin infusion. Plasma tissue plasminogen activator antigen and activity and plasma plasminogen activator inhibitor activity were measured. All the patients were in good metabolic control (mean HbA(1c) 7.4%, range 6.1-8.0%). No significant differences were observed either between the diabetic patients and the control subjects, nor among the subgroups of diabetic patients. The fibrinolytic system is probably not involved in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Hormone and Metabolic Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
- Plasminogen activator inhibitor
- Plasminogen activitor
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus
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