Diabetes Finding in PWS Patient Underscores Need for Antibody Testing

Diabetes Finding in PWS Patient Underscores Need for Antibody Testing

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Diabetes Finding in PWS Patient Underscores Need for Antibody Testing

The case of a woman with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) who developed slowly progressive insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, or SPIDDM —  usually type 2 diabetes in adults — underscores the need to test patients for disease-causing antibodies and genetic markers, a Japanese study reports. Titled “A Case of Prader-Willi Syndrome with Slowly Progressive Insulin-dependent Diabetes Mellitus,” the case report appeared in the journal Internal Medicine. PWS is characterized by skull and facial abnormalities, decreased muscle tone in infants, intellectual…

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