Title: An important minority of prediabetic first-degree relatives of type 1 diabetic patients derives from seroconversion to persistent autoantibody positivity after 10 years of age
Authors: Vermeulen, Isabel ×
Weets, I
Costa, O
Asanghanwa, M
Verhaeghen, K
Decochez, K
Ruige, J
Casteels, Kristina
Wenzlau, J
Hutton, J C
Pipeleers, D G
Gorus, F K
Belgian Diabetes Registry #
Issue Date: Feb-2012
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Heidelberg
Series Title: Diabetologia vol:55 issue:2 pages:413-420
Article number: 10.1007/s00125-011-2376-1
Abstract: The appearance of autoantibodies (Abs) before diabetes onset has mainly been studied in young children. However, most patients develop type 1 diabetes after the age of 15 years. In first-degree relatives aged under 40 years, we investigated the frequency of seroconversion to (persistent) Ab positivity, progression to diabetes and baseline characteristics of seroconverters according to age.
ISSN: 0012-186X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
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