Inflammatory markers and retinopathy in pregnancies complicated with Type I diabetes

@article{Loukovaara2005InflammatoryMA,
  title={Inflammatory markers and retinopathy in pregnancies complicated with Type I diabetes},
  author={Sirpa Loukovaara and Ilkka J. R. Immonen and Riitta A Koistinen and Vilho Hiilesmaa and Risto J Kaaja},
  journal={Eye},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={422-430}
}
AimThe relation of maternal cytokine levels to retinopathy progression during diabetic pregnancy is a less studied subject. Therefore, we investigated levels of systemic proinflammatory markers, C-reactive peptide (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and circulating vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) during pregnancy and postpartum in relation to the progression of diabetic retinopathy (DR).MethodsA prospective follow-up study of 39 pregnant women with Type I diabetes and eight nondiabetic… CONTINUE READING

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