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Associated autoimmune diseases in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus

Lynne L Levitsky, MD
Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH
Section Editor
Joseph I Wolfsdorf, MB, BCh
Deputy Editor
Alison G Hoppin, MD


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.

Other issues in this population are discussed separately:

(See "Epidemiology, presentation, and diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents".)

(See "Management of type 1 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents".)

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