Congenital absence of insulin-secreting cells.

  title={Congenital absence of insulin-secreting cells.},
  author={Kong Chiu Wong and K C Tse and John K. C. Chan},
  volume={12 5},
A male infant was diagnosed as having diabetes mellitus 1 d after birth and died on the third day. Histological examination of the pancreas showed small and inconspicuous islets of Langerhans that were completely devoid of insulin-secreting cells. There was no evidence of insulitis.