Possible Associations of Acut Hepatitis B With New-onset Type 1 Diabetes: A Case Report

  • Nesibe Akyürek
  • Mehmet Emre Atabek
  • Beray Selver Eklioğlu
Keywords: Type 1 diabetes mellitus, acut hepatitis B, child

Abstract

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) results from the destruction of pancreatic beta cells, and genetic and environmental factors are believed to be the major components in the development of the disease. Viruses have long been suspected to contribute to the onset of T1D. Hepatitis B (HBV) is associated with the development of autoimmunity. We describe a case of type 1 diabetes that was triggered by HBV.

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Published
2015-04-14