Rapid development of extensive macrovascular calcifications in a type I diabetic patient

Patricia B. Carroll, Horacio L.R. Rilo, Yijun Zeng, Camillo Ricordi, Ron Shapiro, Andreas G. Tzakis

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This is a case report of a 35-year-old woman with a 15-year history of type I diabetes mellitus, who developed extensive macrovascular calcifications of the abdominal aorta and all its tributaries within 7 months of developing renal insufficiency. The patient was maintained on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis for a total of 3 months, then underwent combined cadaveric renal and pancreatic islet transplantation. Although some vascular calcifications are known to occur in elderly patients and in patients with long-standing uremia, it was the rapidity and extent of development of these lesions in this young woman that is astonishing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-254
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Diabetic Complications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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