Serum and urinary type IV collagen concentrations in the assessment of diabetic microangiopathy.


We investigated the role of measurement of serum and urinary type IV collagen (IV-C) levels in monitoring diabetic microangiopathy. Furthermore, we compared these levels in diabetic nephropathy and non-diabetic renal disease (NDRD). A one-step sandwich enzyme immunoassay was used to measure IV-C levels in 82 diabetic patients, 33 NDRD patients and 20… (More)


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