Relation between insulin antibody and complement-fixing islet cell antibody at clinical diagnosis of IDDM.

Abstract

To test the hypothesis that insulin-binding antibodies (IBAs) appearing in the circulation before insulin treatment are markers of beta-cell damage, we studied the prevalence of IBAs and both conventional (IF-ICAs)-and complement (CF-ICAs)-fixing cytoplasmic islet cell antibodies in 60 newly diagnosed diabetic children with a mean age of 9.5 yr. Seventeen… (More)

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