Serum pepsinogen I/II ratio is correlated with albuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes.

@article{Senmaru2013SerumPI,
  title={Serum pepsinogen I/II ratio is correlated with albuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes.},
  author={Takafumi Senmaru and Michiaki Fukui and Masaaki Kuroda and Muhei Tanaka and Emi Ushigome and Kazumi Sakabe and Naoko Nakanishi and Yusuke Mineoka and Mai Asano and M. Yamazaki and Goji Hasegawa and Naoto Nakamura},
  journal={Endocrine journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={161-6}
}
Helicobacter pylori infection, which is a common cause of atrophic gastritis, has been reported to represent a causal factor increasing the vascular damage and consequent albuminuria. On the other hand, decreased serum pepsinogen (PG) I/II ratio can be used to assess gastric mucosal atrophy. To the best of our knowledge, there are no studies investigating the correlation between PG I/II ratio and diabetic nephropathy. Therefore, we investigated a relationship between PG I/II ratio and degree of… CONTINUE READING