Anissa Messaaoui

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Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative lysosomal disease characterized by accumulation of sulfatides, extensive white matter damage and loss of both cognitive and motor functions. In vivo, the catabolism of sulfatide requires both the enzyme arylsulfatase A and a specific sphingolipid activator protein, saposin-B,(More)
OBJECTIVES Lipoproteins, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and adiponectin have been studied as risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim of this study was to measure and analyze those risk markers in young type 1 diabetic patients and to evaluate the association between adiponectin and different parameters. METHODS This(More)
Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) is a monogenic form of diabetes with onset in patients aged less than 25 years. It is a heterogeneous disorder due to heterozygous monogenic mutations with an autosomal dominant transmission. It could represent 2 to 5% of diabetes but is often under-diagnosed. We report three different cases of MODY, two without(More)
Objective: To define the prevalence of auto antibodies (Ab) to different organs in young patients with type 1 diabetes (type 1DM). Methods: Ab to thyroid, celiac and adrenal disease was analyzed in 831 type 1 DM patients. Results: Hundred twenty-three (14.8%) had positive thyroid Ab. The risk of developing thyroid Ab was increased in girls (HR 2.3; 95% CI(More)
Central precocious puberty (CPP) is treated with GnRH analogues to stabilize secondary sexual characteristics and to prevent loss of final height (FH) due to accelerated bone maturation. However, some studies suggest that FH is not always improved and that treatment may induce excessive weight gain. We analysed data from 19 girls treated for CPP with(More)
Despite the fact that height in diabetic children has extensively been studied, many controversies remain. The aim of this study is to review growth in type 1 diabetes. Height at diagnosis is probably not increased compared with appropriate reference data. Later loss of height is observed due to a reduced peak height velocity during puberty. The poor(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated whether islet autoantibody profile, HLA-DQ genotype, and age influenced a 20-year progression to diabetes from first autoantibody positivity (autoAb+) in first-degree relatives of patients with type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Persistently islet autoAb+ siblings and offspring (n = 462) under 40 years of age were(More)
OBJECTIVE To our knowledge, only two controversial articles have reported the study of bone age at diagnosis in diabetic children. The aim of this study was to compare chronological age with bone age and to evaluate the impact of A1C on bone age in children at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In 496 diabetic children, height was(More)
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