A patient with juvenile diabetes died at the age of twenty-two of renal failure after fourteen years of known diabetes. The pancreas showed hypertrophied islets and hyperplasia of beta cells. Insulin dyshormonogenesis is suggested as a possible explanation for this unusual finding. The need for correlating histology with extraction procedures is pointed out.
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Original Contributions| February 01 1972
Generalized Islet Hypertrophy and Beta-Cell Hyperplasia in a Case of Long-Term Juvenile Diabetes
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D J Evans; Generalized Islet Hypertrophy and Beta-Cell Hyperplasia in a Case of Long-Term Juvenile Diabetes. Diabetes 1 February 1972; 21 (2): 114–116. https://doi.org/10.2337/diab.21.2.114
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