Karin Kockum

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In a large case-control study of Swedish incident type I diabetes patients and controls, 0-34 years of age, we tested the hypothesis that the GIMAP5 gene, a key genetic factor for lymphopenia in spontaneous BioBreeding rat diabetes, is associated with type I diabetes; with islet autoantibodies in incident type I diabetes patients or with age at clinical(More)
The mechanisms by which gestational infections, blood incompatibility, birth weight, mother's age and other prenatal or neonatal events increase the risk for type 1 diabetes are not understood. Studies so far have been retrospective, and there is a lack of population-based prospective studies. The possibility of identifying children at type 1 diabetes risk(More)
SUMO4 M55V, located in IDDM5, has been a focus for debate because of its association to type I diabetes (TIDM) in Asians but not in Caucasians. The current study aims to test the significance of M55V association to TIDM in a large cohort of Swedish Caucasians, and to test whether M55V is associated in those carrying human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II(More)
Methods A total of 200 people over the age of 65 were randomly selected from the Swedish population registry and sent a simple questionnaire with questions regarding gait and balance disturbance, continence and/or cognitive impairment, i.e. the cardinal symptoms of iNPH. A total of 67 of the responding participants, with and without symptoms of iNPH were(More)
Methods In a prospective population-based study of the prevalence of NPH, 91 individuals (43 males), mean age 74 years (range 66-92 years), underwent CT of the brain and neurological examination with assessment of clinical symptoms. A radiological scale consisting of eight radiological parameters was developed and correlated with the clinical NPH scale(More)
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