Thickened cerebral cortical capillary basement membranes in diabetics.

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In human diabetes mellitus, thickening of the microvascular endothelial cell basement membrane has been documented by quantitative ultrastructural studies in a variety of vascular beds. We studied the thickness of the cerebral cortical capillary basement membrane in frontal and occipital lobes from 21 diabetics and 16 nondiabetics, and found that those from… (More)

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