A case showing an association between type 1 diabetes mellitus and Kabuki syndrome.

TitleA case showing an association between type 1 diabetes mellitus and Kabuki syndrome.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsFujishiro M, Ogihara T, Tsukuda K, Shojima N, Fukushima Y, Kimura S, Oka Y, Asano T
JournalDiabetes research and clinical practice
Volume60
Issue1
Pagination25-31
Date Published2003 Apr
Abstract

The case of a 31-year-old female suffering from type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) and Kabuki syndrome is presented. The patient was diagnosed as having impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) at age 18; secondary amenorrhea occurred at age 20, following acute body weight loss. Extensive examination revealed the patient to have a slowly progressive form of type 1 DM and, based on the physical findings, including her facial features, she was diagnosed as also having congenitali Kabuki syndrome. Since then, this patient has experienced several episodes of diabetic ketoacidosis, all of which were brought about by prolonged bronchial infection. Although it is perhaps reasonable at present to consider this case to represent a chance association, further clinical investigations will be carried out to clarify whether or not Kabuki syndrome and type 1 DM have any common pathogenic features.

Alternate JournalDiabetes Res. Clin. Pract.
Citation Key12639762