Current insights into the genetic basis of diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents.

@article{RubioCabezas2008CurrentII,
  title={Current insights into the genetic basis of diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents.},
  author={Oscar Rubio-Cabezas and Jes{\'u}s Argente},
  journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 10},
  pages={917-40}
}
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most common chronic diseases in children and adolescents, and type 1 DM accounts for more than 95% of cases. Nevertheless, over the last years it has become apparent that not all cases of DM presenting in children have an autoimmune basis. In addition to type 2 DM, which continues to be an infrequent diagnosis among pediatric patients in most countries worldwide, several forms of monogenic DM may present during childhood and are responsible for the disease… CONTINUE READING