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Mortality of patients with childhood onset (0- 17 years) Type I diabetes in Israel: a population- based study.
The introduction of regional or whole-country registers of Type I diabetes has shown that the incidence of childhood diabetes is rapidly increasing in many parts of the world including Israel. Of the patients who had chronic diabetes complications at the time of their death, approximately half had retinopathy and/ or nephropathy, and one third had hypertension .
Notably female patients had more neuropathy, acute myocardial infarction and ischemic heart disease, nephropathy and almost all had severe anaemia, most probably related to nephropathy. In summary, 33 out of the 37 patients who died one or more chronic diabetes complications, 2 had and no information was available on the remaining 2 patients.
Altogether 3 patients with a disease duration of over 30 years had undergone lower limb amputation. Additional diseases diagnosed in the 37 patients with childhood- onset Type I diabetes who died: mental disorder, epilepsy, endocrine and others.
The youngest age at death was 5 years old. including major depression ( four patients), personality disorders, anorexia nervosa and undefined psychopathology. All had been treated previously in psychiatric clinics, some had been hospitalized; Hashimoto thyroids, hypothyroidism, osteoporosis, diabetes insidious and autoimmune endocrine polyglandular disease; deafness, poliomyelitis, acute lymphocytic leukemia and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.
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