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Prevalence of islet cell antibodies, insulin antibodies and hyperglycaemia in 2291 schoolchildren

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Islet cell antibodies, insulin antibodies and hyperglycaemia were investigated in 2291 healthy schoolchildren. Eight of the subjects had islet cell antibodies and eight had insulin antibodies. However, no schoolchild who was positive for islet cell antibodies also had insulin antibodies present. Hyperglycaemia was observed in five children but neither islet cell antibodies nor insulin antibodies could be detected in the sera from these particular subjects.

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Bergua, M., Solé, J., Marion, G. et al. Prevalence of islet cell antibodies, insulin antibodies and hyperglycaemia in 2291 schoolchildren. Diabetologia 30, 724–726 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00296996

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Key words

  • Islet cell antibodies
  • insulin antibodies
  • hyperglycaemia
  • schoolchildren
  • pre-Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes