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Forum Name: Diabetes

Question: COULD TRAUMATIC SPLEENECTOMY CAUSE TYPE 1 DIABETES ?


 wendy logan - Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:33 am

MY 20 YEAR OLD WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT 2 YEARS AGO AND RECEIVED A RUPTURED SPLEEN (RESULTING IN A SPLEENECTOMY) 3 BROKEN RIBS AND SEVERE ABDOMINAL BRUISING. HE HAS JUST BEEN DIAGONISED WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES. THE ONLY FAMILY HISTORY OF DIABETES IS HIS GREAT-GREAT GRANDMOTHER AND GREAT-GREAT AUNT.
BECAUSE OF THE POSITIONING OF THE SPLEEN TO THE PANCREAS I WAS WONDERING IF THE TRAUMA COULD HAVE CAUSED THE DIABETES. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU .
THANK YOU
WENDY LOGAN[/b]
 dsjeya - Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:37 am

diabetis type 1 is due to deficiency of insulin.Insulin is secreted by islets of langergan in pancreas.,noway connected to spleen.A possiblity is drugs r antibodies from donors blood
could have precipitated development of diabetes type 1.

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