Pandemic Flu May Increase Risk of Type 1 Diabetes In Genetically Predisposed Patients

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Paz Lopez-Doriga Ruiz MD, PhD candidate Norwegian Institute of Public Health Department of Non Communicable Diseases OsloPaz Lopez-Doriga Ruiz MD, PhD candidate

Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Department of Non Communicable Diseases
Oslo 

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: Some case reports have linked pandemic influenza to the development of type 1 diabetes. Other studies have suggested that also respiratory infections may contribute to type 1 diabetes risk.

 Our findings supports a suggested role of respiratory infections in the etiology of type 1 diabetes and influenza virus could be a contributing factor to the development of clinical diabetes, due to stress and inflammation in predisposed individuals.

MedicalResearch.com: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

Response: Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) may contribute to the risk of type 1 diabetes in genetic predisposed persons.

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: Future studies should consider collecting clinical and biological data to study the association of influenza and type 1 diabetes. 

MedicalResearch.com: Thank you for your contribution to the MedicalResearch.com community.

Citation: Abstract presented at the EASD 2017

Pandemic influenza diagnosis and subsequent risk of type 1 diabetes
P LD Ruiz1,2,3 , G Tapia1 , IJ Bakken1 , SE Håberg1 , HL Gulseth1,2, LC Stene1
1Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway, 2Department of Endocrinology, Morbid Obesity and Preventive Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway, 3Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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