Retinopathy and nephropathy in insulin-dependent diabetics: an inconsistent relationship?

Elisabet Agardh, G Tallroth, B Bauer, U Cavallin-Sjoberg, Carl-David Agardh

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The association between retinopathy and nephropathy was investigated in a retrospective study of 52 insulin-dependent diabetics with preproliferative or proliferative retinopathy and in 48 patients without or with background retinopathy. The duration of diabetes was 23.2 +/- 1.0 years (mean +/- SEM) and 22.0 +/- 1.2 years in the two groups. Patients in the retinopathy group showed a higher frequency of detectable nephropathy and were more often treated with antihypertensive drugs. However, a high proportion (35%) of patients with proliferative retinopathy did not show any detectable signs of nephropathy. Furthermore, nephropathy did not seem to develop in patients with retinopathy during an observation period of up to 9 years. The data suggest that the factors underlying the development of retinal and renal microangiopathy might be of different origin.
Sidor (från-till)248-250
TidskriftDiabetic Medicine
StatusPublished - 1987

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Unit on Vascular Diabetic Complications (013241510)

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Endokrinologi och diabetes


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