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Atlas of Diabetes Mellitus (Encyclopedia of Visual Medicine by Ian N. Scobie

By Ian N. Scobie

Diabetes mellitus is an exceptionally universal ailment that's attaining epidemic proportions because of significant raises within the prevalence of weight problems and the propensity for a sedentary lifestyles. the necessity for physicians to familiarize themselves with all sorts of diabetes is key and the Atlas of Diabetes Mellitus is going some distance towards making the duty more uncomplicated for either certified physicians and people in education.

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Note the accumulation of iron in the endocrine cells of the islet (center) as well as in the acinar cells of the exocrine pancreas. Prussian blue staining Figure 39 The characteristic histologic abnormality in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is amyloid deposition in the islets, which is significant in around two-thirds of cases. Increasing amounts of amyloid deposition are associated with progressive islet cell damage, which probably contributes to the insulin deficiency of type 2 DM. In this pancreas from a patient who had type 2 DM of long standing, two islets containing large deposits of amorphous pink-staining amyloid can be seen 29 Scobie Chapter 02 28/7/06 11:35 Page 30 ATLAS OF DIABETES MELLITUS Mumps Coxsackie Viruses implicated in the development of type I diabetes mellitus Cytomegalovirus Rubella Echovirus Figure 40 Viruses have been suggested to be a cause or factor in the development of type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM), and are thought to be the most likely agents to trigger the disease, probably on the basis of genetic predisposition, in some cases.

This latter effect and their tendency to produce edema is associated with weight gain. They should not be used in patients with cardiac failure or who are at risk of developing heart failure. In a prospective randomized controlled trial (the PROACTIVE study), 5238 patients with type 2 DM who had evidence of macrovascular disease were assigned to pioglitazone or placebo and studied for nearly 36 months. Although there was no statistically significant reduction in the study composite primary endpoint, the use of pioglitazone was associated with a significant reduction in the secondary composite endpoint of all-cause mortality, non-fatal myocardial infarction and stroke, suggesting that glitazones may have a role in secondary prevention of macrovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes.

In this insulin-containing islet hyperexpress class 1 major histocompatibility complex (MHC). Note also that the islet is not inflamed (no lymphocytes). This suggests that hyperexpression of class 1 MHC precedes insulitis within any given islet and is not simply the result of secretion of cytokines by inflammatory cells in the insulitis infiltrate Figure 34 Circulating cytoplasmic islet-cell antibodies (ICA) can be found in most newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients, thereby providing evidence of an autoimmune pathogenesis of this disorder.

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