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Diabetes

26 May 2010

Viral Infection Could Be Marker for Type 1 Diabetes

Study finds evidence of cold viruses in majority of kids with blood sugar disease

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Toniolo and his colleagues tested the blood of 112 children, ages 2 to 16, when they were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. They looked for signs of infection with enteroviruses, which can cause colds, cold sores, rashes and viral meningitis. In some cases, they cause no symptoms.

 

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