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Arch Dis Child 77:183 doi:10.1136/adc.77.2.183g
  • Letters to the editor

Increased incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Down’s syndrome

  1. J C VAN GOOR,
  2. G G MASSA
  1. Department of Paediatrics
  2. University of Leiden
  3. POB 9600, 2300 RC Leiden
  4. The Netherlands
  5. TNO Prevention and Health
  6. 2301 CE Leiden
  7. The Netherlands
    1. R HIRASING
    1. Department of Paediatrics
    2. University of Leiden
    3. POB 9600, 2300 RC Leiden
    4. The Netherlands
    5. TNO Prevention and Health
    6. 2301 CE Leiden
    7. The Netherlands

        Editor,—In 1968 Milunsky and Neurath reported an increased prevalence of diabetes mellitus in patients with Down’s syndrome.1 However, the response rate in their survey was low (<50%) and the authors did not distinguish between insulin and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. In 1973, Jeremiahet al also reported an increased prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Down’s syndrome patients.2 Their observations, however, were based on …