Associated autoimmune diseases in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus
- Lynne L Levitsky, MD
Lynne L Levitsky, MD
- Associate Professor of Pediatrics
- Harvard Medical School
- Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH
Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH
- Fritz Bradley Talbot and Nathan Bill Talbot Professor of Pediatrics
- Harvard Medical School
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood, is caused by insulin deficiency resulting from the destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells. (See "Pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes mellitus".)
Children and adolescents with T1DM are at increased risk for developing other autoimmune diseases, most commonly autoimmune thyroiditis and celiac disease. These associated autoimmune diseases are presented here.
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