Detection of cell-mediated immunity in type I diabetes mellitus.


Type I insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) is thought to result from chronic, cell-mediated, 'autoimmune' islet damage. Antibody testing is extensively used to define and follow the pre-diabetic population. However, the assay for cell mediated immunity (CMI) should be more predictive of impending disease. This report shows that it is possible to… (More)